Byrne R. S. Fone (essay date 1992)
SOURCE: "Words Unsaid," in Masculine Landscapes: Walt Whitman and the Homoerotic Text, Southern Illinois University Press, 1992, pp. 10-19.
[In the following essay, Fone offers an overview of how the homoeroticism in Whitman's work has been interpreted by critics over time. Fone maintains that when Whitman criticism has been centered on the subject of homosexuality, the homophobia inherent in much of the criticism has hampered both textual and biographical study.]
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