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American SympathyMen, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation$
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Caleb Crain

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300083323

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300083323.001.0001

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The Unacknowledged Tie: Young Emerson and the Love of Men

The Unacknowledged Tie: Young Emerson and the Love of Men

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(p.148) 4 The Unacknowledged Tie: Young Emerson and the Love of Men
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American Sympathy
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Caleb Crain

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300083323.003.0005

This chapter analyzes how homosexual eros was a crucial force in R. Waldo Emerson's life and writing. It focuses on an early moment in his career: his early crush on fellow Harvard student named Martin Gay.

Keywords:   R. Waldo Emerson, homosexual eros, male crush

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