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A man's game [electronic resource] : masculinity and the anti-aesthetics of American literary naturalism / John Dudley.

By: Dudley, John, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in American literary realism and naturalism: Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (viii, 222 p.).ISBN: 9780817381820 (electronic bk.); 0817381821 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Naturalism in literature | American fiction -- Male authors -- History and criticism | American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism | African American men -- Intellectual life | African American men in literature | Masculinity in literature | Aesthetics, American | Men in literature | African American men | American fiction | Roman am�ericain -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Naturalisme dans la litt�erature | Roman am�ericain -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrits d'hommes am�ericains -- Histoire et critique | Roman am�ericain -- Auteurs noirs am�ericains -- Histoire et critique | Hommes noirs am�ericains -- Vie intellectuelle | Hommes noirs am�ericains dans la litt�erature | Masculinit�e dans la litt�erature | Esth�etique am�ericaine | Hommes dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Man's game.DDC classification: 813/.50912 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Inside and outside the ring : the establishment of a masculinist aesthetic sensibility -- "Subtle brotherhood" in Stephen Crane's tales of adventure : alienation, anxiety, and the rites of manhood -- "Beauty unmans me" : diminished manhood and the leisure class in Norris and Wharton -- "A man only in form" : the roots of naturalism in African American literature.
Summary: Demonstrates how concepts of masculinity shaped the aesthetic foundations of literary naturalism. A Man's Game explores the development of American literary naturalism as it relates to definitions of manhood in many of the movement's key texts and the aesthetic goals of writers such as Stephen Crane, Jack London, Frank Norris, Edith Wharton, Charles Chestnutt, and James Weldon Johnson. John Dudley argues that in the climate of the late 19th century, when these authors were penning their major works, literary endeavors were widely viewed as frivolous, the work of ladies for ladies, who comprise.
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Originally presented as author's thesis (doctoral)--Tulane University, 2001.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-215) and index.

Inside and outside the ring : the establishment of a masculinist aesthetic sensibility -- "Subtle brotherhood" in Stephen Crane's tales of adventure : alienation, anxiety, and the rites of manhood -- "Beauty unmans me" : diminished manhood and the leisure class in Norris and Wharton -- "A man only in form" : the roots of naturalism in African American literature.

Demonstrates how concepts of masculinity shaped the aesthetic foundations of literary naturalism. A Man's Game explores the development of American literary naturalism as it relates to definitions of manhood in many of the movement's key texts and the aesthetic goals of writers such as Stephen Crane, Jack London, Frank Norris, Edith Wharton, Charles Chestnutt, and James Weldon Johnson. John Dudley argues that in the climate of the late 19th century, when these authors were penning their major works, literary endeavors were widely viewed as frivolous, the work of ladies for ladies, who comprise.

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