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Gay and Lesbian Literature documents the lives and works of prominent gay and lesbian writers from all time periods. Provides critical commentary, contextual information, and multiple viewpoints on key issues like the importance of sexuality in creative expression; the gay and lesbian experience in literature; "coming out"; and the relationship between gays and lesbians and society at large. Contributors include leading scholars as well as prominent creative writers from the gay and lesbian community. Gay and Lesbian Literature offers coverage of the Greek and Roman traditions; the homosexual writing traditions of the Middle Ages; the emerging awareness of gay and lesbian expression in the nineteenth century; the Stonewall era; and much more. Entries range between 1,000 and 10,000 words. The set is designed to meet the needs of university students, upper high school students, general readers and teachers.