Phallic Critiques (Routledge Revivals) : Masculinity and Twentieth-Century Literature.
By: Schwenger, Peter.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Revivals: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©1984Description: 1 online resource (185 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 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: 809.3935211 LOC classification: PN3403 -- .S36 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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. Peter Schwenger demonstrates the international nature of 'masculine' styles. His study ranges from such American authors as Norman Mailer, Ernest Hemingway and Philip Roth, to figures like Yukio Mishima, Alberto Moravia and Michel Leiris. This book should be of interest to students of literature.
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