Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism (BOK)

Greg Forter

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American modernist writers' engagement with changing ideas of gender and race often took the form of a struggle against increasingly inflexible categories. Greg Forter interprets modernism as an effort to mourn a form of white manhood that fused the 'masculine' with the 'feminine'. He argues that modernists were engaged in a poignant yet deeply conflicted effort to hold on to socially 'feminine' and racially marked aspects of identity, qualities that the new social order encouraged them to disparage. Examining works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and Willa Cather, Forter shows how these writers shared an ambivalence toward the feminine and an unease over existing racial categories that made it difficult for them to work through the loss of the masculinity they mourned. Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism offers a bold reading of canonical modernism in the United States.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Greg Forter
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107004726
Antall sider 226 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 23,5cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 507 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd