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Introduction

Thomas Strychacz

in Dangerous Masculinities

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031613
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038926 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813031613.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses masculinity. It looks at male writers, who slowly found themselves being embroiled in a “battle of the sexes”, which left marks everywhere on the virtually all-male terrain of High Modernism. It also discusses male modernists, who were determined to carve out an aesthetic man's land, and highlights the purpose and content of the book. It describes a century's worth of studies of modernism, and brings up the question of the concept of a masculinist modernism.

Keywords: masculinity; male writers; battle of the sexes; High Modernism; male modernists; modernism; masculinist modernism

Chapter.  6136 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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