Guys Like Us: Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics (Paperback)Michael Davidson (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 394 g
Dimensions: 226 x 134 x 19 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.
--Fiona Paton "American Quarterly "
"["Guys Like Us"] advance[s] the historical study of poetics and poetry significantly."
--Eric Schocket "American Literature "
"Guys Like Us" seeks to re-assess the historiography of the policing of gender roles and its relation to foreign state affairs during the Cold War era in the United States. . . . Davidson s text is innovative in that it analyses the role of postwar countercultural poetry and its adjacent literary criticism in the construction of alternative models of masculinity. . . . [Davidson] privileges the poetic genre because he considers it the ideal site to contest ideologies through literature. Consequently, the author explains that the careful reading of poems produced during the Cold War era provides an accurately complex picture of postwar America a picture which has become blurred by the convenient forgetfulness resulting from a manichean defense of so-called moral and, by extension, democratic values from the late 1940s to the late 1960s.
--Mercedes Cuenca "Cercles ""
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