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Hailed in the mid-nineteenth century as the most important American poet of the period, Fitz-Greene Halleck was a close friend of William C. Bryant, an associate of Charles Dickens and Washington Irving, and a celebrity sought out by John Jacob Astor and American presidents.

Fitz-Greene Halleck was born on July 8, 1790, in Guilford, Connecticut, in a house at the corner of Whitfield and Water Streets. Hallock, John W. M. The American Byron: Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck. He had an older sister Marie, and his father owned a store in the town. At the age of two, the young Halleck suffered a hearing loss when two soldiers fired off their guns next to his left ear; he was partially deaf for the remainder of his life. As a boy, Halleck attended the Academy on Guilford Green, whose schoolmaster was then Samuel Johnson, Junior, the compiler of A School Dictionary, the first dictionary both compiled.

Hailed in the mid-19th century as the most important American poet of the period, Fitz-Greene Halleck was dubbed the American Byron and had a large general readership despite his work's infusion of. .By John W. Hallock.

Hailed in the mid-19th century as the most important American poet of the period, Fitz-Greene Halleck was dubbed the American Byron and had a large general readership despite his work's infusion of homosexual themes. This biography portrays him as a prophet of the literary and sexual revolution. Pages displayed by permission of Univ of Wisconsin Press.

American Byron : Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck.

The American Byron : Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck. Hailed in the mid-19th century as the most important American poet of the period, Fitz-Greene Halleck was dubbed the American Byron and had a large general readership despite his work's infusion of homosexual themes.

A transatlantic furor raged over whether the books were fact or fiction. His most famous character was Fayaway - not Captain Ahab, not the White Whale, not Bartleby, and definitely not Billy Budd, whose story remained unpublished until 1924. Herman Melville, 1819-1851 is the first of a two-volume project constituting the fullest biography of Melville ever published.

In this insightful cultural biography, John W. Hallock (a distant relative) portrays Fitz-Greene as a. 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. A work that will become required reading for all Americanists. The American Byron is a very exciting piece of social history that explores a hitherto virtually unknown aspect of sexuality in nineteenth-century.

Published by University of Wisconsin Press. When the American poet Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867) travelled to Europe in 1822 he was carrying letters of introduction to Byron, Scott, Southey, Wordsworth, Lafayette and Talleyrand, though he never actually met any of them – whether through shyness or negligence or something else is not clear. Dickens called on Halleck on arrival in New York in 1842, but later wrote him off as a mere imitator. Richard Dana thought his ‘Marco Bozzaris’ was America’s best lyric poem. John Quincy Adams referred to one of his poems in a speech to the House of Representatives in 1836.

The American Byron: Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck by John . It is the aim of Hallock’s book to restore Halleck’s reputation. Hallock Wisconsin, 226 pp, £1. 5, April 2000, ISBN 0 299 16804 2.

Publications: The American Byron: Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Green Halleck (biography), 2000. HALLOCK, John W(esley) M(atthew). Genres: Biography, Gay and lesbian issues, Literary criticism and history. Career: Teacher and counselor in Philadelphia, PA. Publications: The American Byron: Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Green Halleck (biography), 2000. Contributor to books. Address: 1232 Waverly Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19147, . Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

and The American Byron: Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck (2000), by John Hallock.

Halleck is the subject of the critical study Fitz-Greene Halleck: An Early Knickerbocker Wit and Poet (1930), by Nelson Frederick Adkins, and the biographies The Life and Letters of Fitz-Green Halleck (1869), by James Grant Wilson, and The American Byron: Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck (2000), by John Hallock. Halleck is the only American writer honored in Central Park’s Literary Walk; President Rutherford B. Hayes dedicated his statue in 1877 before an estimated crowd of 10,000. Halleck returned to Guilford in 1849 and lived with his sister until his death in 1867

Hailed in the mid-19th century as the most important American poet of the period, Fitz-Greene Halleck was dubbed the American Byron and had a large general readership despite his work's infusion of homosexual themes. This biography portrays him as a prophet of the literary and sexual revolution.