Gaiety Transfigured: All in all, Crane lived a tumultuous life, a life reflected in what one critic disparagingly called his "Rube Goldberg rhetoric. He said to Evans that he had been seduced as a boy by an older man. Viking, This work earned him substantial respect as an imposing stylist, one whose lyricism and imagery recalled the French Romantics Baudelaire and Rimbaud. Wilde's influence on American writing can be traced to the early s, when the Boston firm of Copeland and Day began publishing his works to the outrage of critics and the delight of some young men.
Major gay and lesbian novelists, playwrights, and poets took places next to the most applauded mainstream writers, but homophobia was rampant.
Woods deals with the full range of homosexual literature from Gilgamesh to the present, but he includes much detailed discussion of American writing. Both poets also wrote about Crane in their poetry. Retrieved February 2,
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