Masculinity in Male-Authored Fiction, 1950–2000

Keeping it Up

  • Alice Ferrebe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 200-221

About this book


Tracing the influence of masculinity on fictional form and theme through an era of dizzying social change, this timely new book conducts a close analysis of English novels selected for contrasting definitions of the male gender, from the allegedly Angry Young Men to the contemporary confessions of Nick Hornby. The literary period since 1950 is interpreted as one of intense political and stylistic negotiation by male authors with the gendered subject-positions both of fictional characters and those who read about them.


fiction gender novel space women

Authors and affiliations

  • Alice Ferrebe
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Media, Critical and Creative ArtsLiverpool John Moores UniversityUK

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