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Phallic Critiques (Routledge Revivals) : Masculinity and Twentieth-Century Literature

By: Schwenger, Peter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Revivals: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (185 p.).ISBN: 9781317569879.Subject(s): Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Fiction -- Male authors -- History and criticism | Masculinity in literature | Men in literature | Sex role in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Phallic Critiques (Routledge Revivals) : Masculinity and Twentieth-Century LiteratureDDC classification: 809.3/353 | 809.3353 LOC classification: PN3403 .S36 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The language of men; 2 Reserve and its reverse; 3 The cult of the body; 4 The pen and the penis; 5 The novel as a dirty joke; 6 A fabled hunting; 7 Supermale; 8 The terrain of truth; Afterword; Notes; Index
Summary: Phallic Critiques, first published in 1984, is a study of 'masculine' styles of writing in the twentieth century - an age, according to Virginia Woolf, when 'virility has become self-conscious'. Writers who carry macho values to their extreme often subscribe to the popular feeling that writing is an effeminate activity for a real man to be engaged in. Consequently they attempt to forge 'masculine' style of writing in an effort to redeem language from its sexually suspect nature. These styles reveal much about the ambiguous and paradoxical attitudes of men towards their own masculine role. Pete
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The language of men; 2 Reserve and its reverse; 3 The cult of the body; 4 The pen and the penis; 5 The novel as a dirty joke; 6 A fabled hunting; 7 Supermale; 8 The terrain of truth; Afterword; Notes; Index

Phallic Critiques, first published in 1984, is a study of 'masculine' styles of writing in the twentieth century - an age, according to Virginia Woolf, when 'virility has become self-conscious'. Writers who carry macho values to their extreme often subscribe to the popular feeling that writing is an effeminate activity for a real man to be engaged in. Consequently they attempt to forge 'masculine' style of writing in an effort to redeem language from its sexually suspect nature. These styles reveal much about the ambiguous and paradoxical attitudes of men towards their own masculine role. Pete

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