Aging Masculinities In Contemporary U.s. Fiction

July 27, 2021|
Aging Masculinities In Contemporary U.s. Fiction by Josep M. Armengol
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This book focuses on representations of aging masculinities in contemporary U.S. fiction, including shifting perceptions of physical and sexual prowess, depression, and loss, but also greater wisdom and confidence, legacy, as well as new affective patterns. The collection also incorporates factors such as race, sexuality and religion. The volume includes studies, amongst others, on Philip Roth, Paul Auster, Toni Morrison, Ernest Gaines, and Edmund White. Ultimately, this study proves that men's aging experiences as described in contemporary U.S. literature and culture are as complex and varied as those of their female counterparts.
Josep M. Armengol  is Professor of U.S. Literature and Gender Studies at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He is the author ofMasculinities in Black and White: Manliness and Whiteness in (African) American Literature(2014), among others, and is Director of the project 'No Country for Old Men? Representations of Masculinity and ...
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Title:Aging Masculinities In Contemporary U.s. Fiction
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 1 in
Published:July 27, 2021
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783030715953

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