New PDF release: Aging Masculinity in the American Novel (Contemporary

By Alex Hobbs

ISBN-10: 1442266783

ISBN-13: 9781442266780

As every one new release confronts getting older and responds to its demanding situations, the literary community—ranging from Philip Roth to Jonathan Franzen—has supplied nuanced and considerate depictions that go beyond stereotypes of previous males as feeble and damaged participants. below the sage counsel of those authors—many dealing with outdated age themselves—older male characters became more and more ordinary in literary fiction.

In Aging Masculinity within the American Novel, Alex Hobbs turns the highlight on issues concerning later lifestyles through reading a large variety of works. Hobbs appears to be like at novels not just via literary lions of the newborn growth iteration, yet authors at the cusp of outdated age who expect its outcomes. as well as works by way of Jonathan Franzen, Paul Auster, and Ethan Canin, the writer considers the views of woman writers, reminiscent of Marilynne Robinson, Anne Tyler, and Jane Smiley, who've created complicated older male characters. Hobbs argues that prior stories relating to male getting older in pop culture were reductive, and he or she means that female and male stories and interpretations of getting older are individualistic and unique.

With a daring argument for the way readers should still think about masculinity in literary fiction, this publication is helping us higher comprehend the complete variety of concerns that older males face—from legacy and loss to wellbeing and fitness concerns and style. The author’s illuminating and persuasive views will ignite a brand new mind set approximately this topic and its primary position within the nationwide dialog. taking a look at how older men’s lives are documented in American fiction, Aging Masculinity within the American Novel should be of curiosity to students and scholars of pop culture, gender experiences, getting older experiences, and literature.

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