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Author Savran, David

Title Communists, Cowboys, and Queers : the Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1992


Description 1 online resource (218 pages)
Contents Preface; Introduction; One: "Why can't I say 'I'?"; Two: "By coming suddenly into a room that I thought was empty"; Three: "'Revolutionary' is a misunderstood word"; Notes; Index
Summary During the late 1940s and 1950s, argues David Savran, the baiting and brutalization of "communists and queers" were high on the national agenda. Within this historical context, Communist, Cowboys, and Queers offers a bold and radical reassessment of the works of theaters most prominent and respected figures - Arthur Miller, the alleged communist, and Tennessee Williams, the self-acknowledged "queer."Savran analyzes the radically different configurations of gender and sexuality in Millers and Williamss writings and studies the ways in which each confronted and negotiated the postwar homoph
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Subject Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 -- Criticism and interpretation
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005 fast
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 fast
Miller, Arthur 1915-2005 gnd
Williams, Tennessee 1911-1983 gnd
Williams, Tennessee. swd
Miller, Arthur. swd
Subject American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Political plays, American -- History and criticism
Masculinity in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Men in literature.
American drama
Masculinity in literature
Men in literature
Political plays, American
Politics and literature
Sex role in literature
Geschlechterrolle Motiv
Politische Philosophie
Politisches Denken
Literaire thema's.
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780816684533