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Modern Men

Mapping Masculinity in English and German Literature, 1880-1930

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Modern Men by Michael Kane
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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.

Author Biography

Michael Kane teaches at the National College of Ireland, Dublin.
Release date NZ
September 30th, 1999
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
242
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9780304703104
Product ID
1663002

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