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Description - Hard-boiled Masculinities by Christopher Breu

The persona of the American male in the period between the two world wars was characterized by physical strength, emotional detachment, aggressive behavior, and an amoral worldview. This ideal of a hard-boiled masculinity can be seen in the pages and, even more vividly, on the covers of magazines such as Black Mask, which shifted from Victorian-influenced depictions of men in top hats and mustaches in the early 1920s to the portrayal of much more overtly violent and muscular men.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816644339
ISBN-10: 0816644330
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher Breu

Christopher Breu is assistant professor of English at Illinois State University.

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