The American Byron Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck
- List Price: $19.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780299168049
- ISBN10: 0299168042
In this insightful cultural biography, John W. M. Hallock (a distant relative) portrays Fitz-Greene as a prophet of the literary and sexual revolution of which Walt Whitman would be the messiah. The first biographical study of Halleck in more than fifty years, The American Byron traces the path to glory and eventual radical decanonization of America's earliest homosexual poet.