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The Resource Bachelors, manhood, and the novel, 1850-1925, Katherine V. Snyder

Bachelors, manhood, and the novel, 1850-1925, Katherine V. Snyder

Label
Bachelors, manhood, and the novel, 1850-1925
Title
Bachelors, manhood, and the novel, 1850-1925
Statement of responsibility
Katherine V. Snyder
Title variation
Bachelors, Manhood, & the Novel, 1850-1925
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Katherine Snyder's study explores the significance of the bachelor narrator, a prevalent but little-recognised 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. By attending to the gendered identities and relations at issue in these narratives, Snyder's study discloses the aesthetic and political underpinnings of the traditional canon of English and American male modernism
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snyder, Katherine V
Dewey number
813/.409352041
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.B34
LC item number
S69 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • James, Henry
  • American fiction
  • Bachelors in literature
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Masculinity in literature
  • First person narrative
  • Men in literature
  • English-speaking countries
Label
Bachelors, manhood, and the novel, 1850-1925, Katherine V. Snyder
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511485312
Extent
1 online resource (x, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511485312
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Bachelors, manhood, and the novel, 1850-1925, Katherine V. Snyder
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511485312
Extent
1 online resource (x, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511485312
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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