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Noël Coward & Radclyffe Hall : kindred spirits, Terry Castle

Label
Noël Coward & Radclyffe Hall : kindred spirits
Title
Noël Coward & Radclyffe Hall
Title remainder
kindred spirits
Statement of responsibility
Terry Castle
Title variation
Noël Coward and Radclyffe Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At first glance, it seems difficult to imagine two more different literary personalities than Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall. Coward's writing is playful, sarcastic, absurd; Hall's is brooding and melancholic, rife with misery and suffering. Where she throws her head back in despair, he merely lifts an eyebrow. Yet as Terry Castle displays in her provocative new study, the two had much more in common than critics have been willing to concede." "The first look at the literary and biographical link between these influential contemporaries, Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall recounts a forgotten literary friendship and shows that Coward and Hall even make subtle, "ghostly" appearances in each others' works. This captivating tale is brought to life in a series of 45 illustrations, including photographs of Hall, Coward, and others in their social circle, along with cartoon renditions of the two from the popular press." "Through its imaginative juxtaposition of two major literary figures, this provocative work illuminates how traditional ideas of the differences between male and female homosexuals shield from view a vast arena of cultural understanding. Castle pushes past stale definitions - the tragic lesbian and the witty, urbane gay man - to present a broader picture." "In the process, Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall provides a rich critical vocabulary for bridging the experiences of gays and lesbians in history, casting light upon deep-rooted stereotypes that have long separated the two."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castle, Terry
Dewey number
820.9/00912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6005.O85
LC item number
Z623 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Between men--between women
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays' writings, English
  • Authors, English
  • Actors
  • Gays
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Gay men in literature
  • Women authors, English
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Coward, Noel
  • Hall, Radclyffe
  • Coward, Noel
  • Hall, Radclyffe
Label
Noël Coward & Radclyffe Hall : kindred spirits, Terry Castle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-[136]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34772265
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780231105972
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96022750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Noël Coward & Radclyffe Hall : kindred spirits, Terry Castle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-[136]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34772265
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780231105972
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96022750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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