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Bachelors, manhood, and the novel, 1850-1925 [electronic resource] / Katherine V. Snyder.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Bachelors, manhood, and the novel, 1850-1925 [electronic resource] / Katherine V. Snyder.
Personal Author:
Publication Date:
1999
ISBN:
9780511006425

9780511036842

9780521650465

9780511052071

9780511117534

9780511485312
General Note:
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Yale University.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-278) and index.
Contents:
Trouble in paradise: bachelors and bourgeois domesticity -- Susceptibility and the single man: the constitution of the bachelor invalid -- Artist and a bachelor: Henry James, mastery and the life of art -- Way of looking on: bachelor narration in Joseph Conrad's.
Abstract:
"Katherine Snyder's study explores the significance of the bachelor narrator, a prevalent but little recognized figure in premodernist and modernist fiction by male authors, including Hawthorne, James, Conrad, Ford, and, Fitzgerald. Snyder demonstrates that bachelors functioned in cultural and literary discourse as threshold figures who, by crossing the shifting, permeable boundaries of bourgeois domesticity, highlighted the limits of conventional masculinity. The very marginality of the figure, Snyder argues, effects a critique of gendered norms of manhood, while the symbolic function of marriage as a means of plot resolution is also made more complex by the presence of the single man. Bachelor figures made, moreover, an ideal narrative device for male authors who themselves occupied vexed cultural positions."--Jacket.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English