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Author Holden, Jonathan.

Title Guns and boyhood in America : a memoir of growing up in the 50s / Jonathan Holden.

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [1997]
©1997

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  811.54 HOLDEN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 139 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Poets on poetry.
Poets on poetry.
Summary In this honest and compelling collection of autobiographical essays, poet Jonathan Holden writes about sex, baseball, and summer camp; about the mistakes of adolescence; and about the national romance with guns. Most of all, he writes about his experience of growing up heterosexual with a twin brother who is gay and the excruciating pains he took to distinguish himself from that brother. In so doing, Holden creates a book that is not only a critique of homophobia but a wider questioning of American cultural values.
Subject Holden, Jonathan -- Homes and haunts -- New Jersey.
Holden, Jonathan -- Childhood and youth.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Boys -- United States.
Poetry -- Authorship.
New Jersey -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0472066439 (paperback)
0472096435 (cloth)