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Calamus Lovers: Walt Whitman's Working-Class Camerados

Charley Shively, ed. Calamus Lovers: Walt Whitman's Working-Class Camerados. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1987.
biography, poetry, correspondence

This book collects the correspondence between Whitman and many of his male friends and lovers, some of whom were connected with the Pfaff's scene in one way or another.

People Mentioned in this Work

The Fred Gray Association

Shively doesn't mention the group by name, but he goes into great detail about Whitman's relationship with one of the group's members: Fred Vaughan.

Stoddard, Richard [pages:17]
Whitman, Walt

Shively's text explores Walt Whitman's identity as a homosexual man and his numerous friendships and/or sexual relationships with boys and young men.