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Men of Their Words
The Poetics of Masculinity in George Sand's Fiction




ISBN 9781904350873
Published August 2, 2007 by Routledge
170 Pages

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This book uses the fiction of George Sand to explore questions of masculinity as they pertain to the nineteenth-century French novel. Drawing on contemporary theories of gender and narrative, Harkness reveals how Sands novels repeatedly focus on a nexus of language, masculinity and power.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Conceptualizing Nineteenth-Century Masculinity: Male and Female Gazes 2. Masculinity, Homosociality, and Representation 3. A Man's Word is his Power 4. The Father—Son Relationship and Literary Paternity 5. Disrupting Narratives of Masculine Desire 6. Conclusion: The Poetics of Masculinity

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