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Scarecrows of Chivalry

English Masculinities after Empire
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ISBN-13:
9780813933832
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
280
Autor:
Praseeda Gopinath
Serie:
University of Virginia Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Exploring the fate of the ideal of the English gentleman once the empire he was meant to embody declined, Praseeda Gopinath argues that the stylization of English masculinity
became the central theme, focus, and conceit for many literary texts that represented the
"condition of Britain" in the 1930s and the immediate postwar era. From the early writings of
George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh to works by poets and novelists such as Philip Larkin, Ian
Fleming, Barbara Pym, and A. S. Byatt, the author shows how Englishmen trafficking in the images
of self-restraint, governance, decency, and detachment in the absence of a structuring imperial
ethos became what the poet Larkin called "scarecrows of chivalry." Gopinath's study of this
masculine ideal under duress reveals the ways in which issues of race, class, and sexuality
constructed a gendered narrative of the nation.