Lad Trouble: Masculinity and Identity in the British Male Confessional Novel of the 1990s - Cultural Studies 35 (Paperback)Andrea Ochsner (author)
Paperback 388 Pages / Published: 15/09/2009
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In the 1990s, the male confessional novel, most prominently represented by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity"), but also by writers such as Tim Lott ("White City Blue") and Mike Gayle ("My Legendary Girlfriend"), articulated the structure of feeling of the male generation in their late twenties/early-to-mid-thirties. The book presents the advent of the male confessional novel in a fresh and yet critical light, challenging the feminist claim that the genre should be understood as a backlash against feminism and a relapse into sexism. By applying an eclectic theoretical framework, ranging from Raymond Williams to Anthony Giddens, Judith Butler and Jacques Derrida, the study illustrates why the male confessional novel is too complex a phenomenon to be solely interpreted in terms of retrosexism. It convincingly shows how the multitude of post-modern gender scripts adds to the crisis of identity and to the problematic nature of clearly defined gender relationships.
Publisher: Transcript Verlag
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 556 g
Dimensions: 225 x 135 mm
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