Masculinity and Place in American Literature since 1950

Author:   Vidya Ravi
Publisher:   Lexington Books
ISBN:  

9781498587327


Pages:   172
Publication Date:   15 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Vidya Ravi
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books
Dimensions:   Width: 15.90cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 23.20cm
Weight:   0.435kg
ISBN:  

9781498587327


ISBN 10:   1498587321
Pages:   172
Publication Date:   15 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This is a terrific study-an illuminating account of how some of the major figures of American literature rethink and move beyond the cliches of American masculinity. Ravi shows how Richard Ford and others recoil from macho gesture and resist the pull of the wilderness, imagining new ways of dwelling in the world at hand. This throws a new and timely perspective on the discussions of toxic masculinity and heteronormative assumption following in the wake of #MeToo. -- Andrew Warnes, Professor of American Studies, University of Leeds With wit and style, Vidya Ravi explores an enduring figure in American literature: the white suburban nature man. Considering the diverse fictional landscapes of John Updike, John Cheever, Richard Ford and Raymond Carver, she offers a fresh and revealing reading of contested masculinity. -- Kasia Boddy, Cambridge University


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Vidya Ravi is independent scholar based in Switzerland.

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