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Modern Men: Mapping Masculinity in English and German Literature, 1880-1930

Modern Men: Mapping Masculinity in English and German Literature, 1880-1930 (Paperback)

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An examination of some of the canonical works of modern literature in English and German with regard to masculinity, relations between men, national identity and patriarchy. These were major preoccupations of male writers as they came to terms with or reacted against the decline of patriarchal authority. The book identifies five leitmotifs which serve to characterize the period between 1880 and 1930: the "double", the "other" (narcissus and Salome), the nationalization of Narcissus, Kampf or male bondage, and after patriarchy. Again and again one sees how men attempted to define themselves against what they imagined as "femininity", not merely outside but also within their selves, and further how men sought to overcome or find a socially acceptable expression for their narcissistic, homosexual and even sadomasochist libido.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: menPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 30/09/1999 ISBN-13: 9780304703104  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michael Kane teaches at the National College of Ireland, Dublin.

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