Henry James and Queer Modernity
By (author) Eric L. Haralson
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Henry James and Queer Modernity by Eric L. Haralson
Book DescriptionIn Henry James and Queer Modernity, first published in 2003, Eric Haralson examines far-reaching changes in gender politics and the emergence of modern male homosexuality as depicted in the writings of Henry James and three authors who were greatly influenced by him: Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. Haralson places emphasis on American masculinity as portrayed in fiction between 1875 and 1935, but the book also treats events in England, such as the Oscar Wilde trials, that had a major effect on American literature. He traces James's engagement with sexual politics from his first novels of the 1870s to his 'major phase' at the turn of the century. The second section of this study measures James's extraordinary impact on Cather's representation of 'queer' characters, Stein's theories of writing and authorship as a mode of resistance to modern sexual regulation, and Hemingway's very self-constitution as a manly American author.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521036214
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eric L. Haralson
Historical Guide to Henry James, Hardback (February 2012)
An excellent primer to the work and milieu of Henry James, this collection of essays highlights the historical and cultural issues that influenced the great novelist.
Henry James and Queer Modernity, Hardback (March 2003)
Haralson traces the engagement with sexual politics in fiction by Henry James and modernist writers who were influenced by him.
Encyclopedia of American Poetry, Hardback (May 2001)» View all books by Eric L. Haralson
With more than 400 entries, the Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century explores a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to discrete topics, schools, or periods of American verse.
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Author Biography - Eric L. Haralson
Eric Haralson is Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has published articles in such journals as American Literature and Nineteenth-Century Literature, and has contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Henry James (1998). He is also the editor of the two-volume Encyclopedia of American Poetry (1998, 2001).
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