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The Resource Gender, race, and mourning in American modernism, Greg Forter

Gender, race, and mourning in American modernism, Greg Forter

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Gender, race, and mourning in American modernism
Title
Gender, race, and mourning in American modernism
Statement of responsibility
Greg Forter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American modernist writers' engagement with changing ideas of gender and race often took the form of a struggle against increasingly inflexible categories. Greg Forter interprets modernism as an effort to mourn a form of white manhood that fused the 'masculine' with the 'feminine'. He argues that modernists were engaged in a poignant yet deeply conflicted effort to hold on to socially 'feminine' and racially marked aspects of identity, qualities that the new social order encouraged them to disparage. Examining works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and Willa Cather, Forter shows how these writers shared an ambivalence toward the feminine and an unease over existing racial categories that made it difficult for them to work through the loss of the masculinity they mourned. Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism offers a bold new reading of canonical modernism in the United States"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forter, Greg
Dewey number
813/.52093532
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.M57
LC item number
F67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Grief in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Amerikaans
  • Bellettrie
  • Mannelijkheid
  • Sekseverschillen
Label
Gender, race, and mourning in American modernism, Greg Forter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Gender, melancholy, and the whiteness of impersonal form in The Great Gatsby -- 2. Redeeming violence in The Sun Also Rises: phallic embodiment, primitive ritual, fetishistic melancholia -- 3. Versions of traumatic melancholia: the burden of white man's history in Light in August and Absalom, Absalom! -- 4. The Professor's House: primitivist melancholy and the gender of Utopian forms
Control code
691205677
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781107004726
Lccn
2010051117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019534425
System control number
(OCoLC)691205677
Label
Gender, race, and mourning in American modernism, Greg Forter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Gender, melancholy, and the whiteness of impersonal form in The Great Gatsby -- 2. Redeeming violence in The Sun Also Rises: phallic embodiment, primitive ritual, fetishistic melancholia -- 3. Versions of traumatic melancholia: the burden of white man's history in Light in August and Absalom, Absalom! -- 4. The Professor's House: primitivist melancholy and the gender of Utopian forms
Control code
691205677
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781107004726
Lccn
2010051117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019534425
System control number
(OCoLC)691205677

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