From the Delivered to the Dispatched: Masculinity in Modern American Fiction (1969-1977)

1st Edition

Harriet Stilley

Routledge
Published October 25, 2018
Reference - 214 Pages
ISBN 9781138366978 - CAT# K396906
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

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Summary

From the Delivered to the Dispatched: Masculinity in Modern American Fiction (1969-1977) focuses on masculinity in late twentieth-century American fiction. This rigorous study shows the ways post-war American authors engage with the tension between capitalist consumer culture and traditional national conceptions of American manhood. Drawing on examples from the works of prolific contemporary American writers, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison and Michael Herr, Stilley investigates hypermasculine male violence, the classical and grotesque body, as well as specific regional themes such as the Western frontier, the American Adam, the Southern Gothic and the Suburban Gothic.

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