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The Resource Hypermasculinities in the contemporary novel : Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin, Josef Benson

Hypermasculinities in the contemporary novel : Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin, Josef Benson

Label
Hypermasculinities in the contemporary novel : Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin
Title
Hypermasculinities in the contemporary novel
Title remainder
Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin
Statement of responsibility
Josef Benson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Josef Benson examines key literary works of the twentieth century, notably Blood Meridian (1985), All the Pretty Horses (1992), Song of Solomon (1977), and Another Country (1960). Benson argues that exaggerated masculinities originated on the American frontier and have transformed into a definition of ideal masculinity embraced by many southern rural American men. Defined by violence, racism, sexism, and homophobia, these men concocted or perpetuated myths about African Americans to justify their mistreatment and mass murder of black men after Reconstruction. As Benson illustrates, the protagonists in these texts fail to perpetuate hypermasculinities, and as a result a sense of ironic heroism emerges from the narratives. Offering a unique and bold argument that connects the masculinities of cowboys and frontier figures with black males, the author suggests alternative possibilities for American men going forward. Scholars and students of American literature and culture, African American literature and culture, and queer and gender theory will find this book illuminating and persuasive. --from back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Benson, Josef
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.M37
LC item number
B46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary American literature
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  • American fiction
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Men in literature
  • McCarthy, Cormac
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Baldwin, James
Label
Hypermasculinities in the contemporary novel : Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin, Josef Benson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An Ironic Contention: The Heroic Failure of the Kid in Blood Meridian -- A Hero by Default: John Grady Cole as Hypermasculine Heroic Failure in All the Pretty Horses -- Black Masculinities and Cultural Incest in Song of Solomon -- Staggerlee in the Closet: Rufus Scott as Failed Ironic Hero in Another Country
Control code
ocn875644642
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 133 pages
Isbn
9781442237605
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014010281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023955494
System control number
(OCoLC)875644642
Label
Hypermasculinities in the contemporary novel : Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin, Josef Benson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An Ironic Contention: The Heroic Failure of the Kid in Blood Meridian -- A Hero by Default: John Grady Cole as Hypermasculine Heroic Failure in All the Pretty Horses -- Black Masculinities and Cultural Incest in Song of Solomon -- Staggerlee in the Closet: Rufus Scott as Failed Ironic Hero in Another Country
Control code
ocn875644642
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 133 pages
Isbn
9781442237605
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014010281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023955494
System control number
(OCoLC)875644642

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