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Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction 1950-75 (Reissue) (Paperback) (Maggie

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Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75 explores the intersections of violence, masculinity, and racial and ethnic tension in America as it is depicted in the fiction of Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth.

Maggie McKinley reconsiders the longstanding association between masculinity and violence, locating a problematic paradox within works by these writers: as each author figures violence as central to the establishment of a liberated masculine identity, the use of this violence often reaffirms many constricting and emasculating cultural myths and power structures that the authors and their protagonists are seeking to overturn.

Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 204
Genre: Literary Criticism, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Maggie McKinley
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2016
TCIN: 51640542
UPC: 9781501326479
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5485
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