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Men and feminism in modern literature, Declan Kiberd

Label
Men and feminism in modern literature
Title
Men and feminism in modern literature
Statement of responsibility
Declan Kiberd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Accepting the contention of feminists that the New Woman is here to stay, Declan Kibertd asks what kind of man will emerge as a response to the challenge which she poses. Although he finds some answers in the contemporary literature of women's liberation, it is perhaps surprisingly the leading male writers of the period 1890 to 1920 who provide more answers about the New Man. The problem faced by these writers was acute--how to create a woman who was both imperious and admirable, a man who was at once passive and exemplary. The boyish girls of Shakespeare's comedies had been unfailingly charming, but his womanly men had been exposed as public failures or moral weaklings. By the late nineteenth century, the passive male was a hero of Arnold and Tennyson, but the manly woman had come to be seen as a dark destroyer. Separate chapters are devoted to the work of Strindberg, Ibsen and Hardy, three men who charted the rise of the New Woman, but the main section of the book traces the emergence of the New Man in the writings of Yeats, Lawrence and Joyce. These three authors have been repeatedly denounced by contemporary feminists, but are here shown to have been sexual radicals whose advanced ideas permeate the tracts of their most ardent detractors. Dominant themes include the pleasures and perils of androgyny, the problem of narcissism, the danger of encouraging an excessive sense of sexual difference, the vice of specialization, and the place of the radical will in the modern world. Wider cultural developments in the fields of psychology, advertising, clothing and fashion are also treated. The final chapter demonstrates how, after the 1920s, the ideas of these six men slowly passed into the popular culture, until they were reformulated on a more theoretical basis by today's feminists. This thought-provoking book will be of interest not only to students of literature, but also to anyone concerned with questions which have arisen in the wake of the current feminist movement
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kiberd, Declan
Dewey number
809/.93353
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.5.W64
LC item number
K48 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Feminism in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Hommes dans la littérature
  • Littérature
  • Littérature
  • Féminisme dans la littérature
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Literatur
  • Feminism in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Men in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women in literature
Label
Men and feminism in modern literature, Declan Kiberd
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-243) and 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
1. New woman, new man -- 2. Strindberg's villians: The new woman as predator -- 3. Ibsen's heroines: The new woman as rebel -- 4. Hardy's Sue: The new woman as neurotic -- 5. W.B. Yeats: Robartes' quarrel with the dancer -- 6. D.H. Lawrence: The new man as prophet -- 7. Joyce's Ulysses: Past Eve and Adam -- 8. The male response to feminism -- Conclusion
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040017533
Label
Men and feminism in modern literature, Declan Kiberd
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-243) and 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
1. New woman, new man -- 2. Strindberg's villians: The new woman as predator -- 3. Ibsen's heroines: The new woman as rebel -- 4. Hardy's Sue: The new woman as neurotic -- 5. W.B. Yeats: Robartes' quarrel with the dancer -- 6. D.H. Lawrence: The new man as prophet -- 7. Joyce's Ulysses: Past Eve and Adam -- 8. The male response to feminism -- Conclusion
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040017533

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