Uses approximately 250 poems by eighty-six poets to chronologically trace the development of such themes as art, beauty, civilization, family relations, freedom, and slavery in American poetry.Even today, the sexual candor of some of his poems can surprise, shock, and even outrage certain readers. From the onanism of Song of Myself, to the poems celebrating heterosexual love entitled Children of Adam, to the homoeroticismanbsp;...
|Title||:||Thematic Guide to American Poetry|
|Author||:||Allan Douglas Burns|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2002|