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Guys Like Us: Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics
by Michael Davidson
University of Chicago Press, 2003
Paper: 978-0-226-13740-7 | eISBN: 978-0-226-13741-4 | Cloth: 978-0-226-13739-1
Library of Congress Classification PS310.C6D387 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.5409358

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Guys Like Us considers how writers of the 1950s and '60s struggled to craft literature that countered the politics of consensus and anticommunist hysteria in America, and how notions of masculinity figured in their effort. Michael Davidson examines a wide range of postwar literature, from the fiction of Jack Kerouac to the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, Frank O'Hara, Elizabeth Bishop, and Sylvia Plath. He also explores the connection between masculinity and sexuality in films such as Chinatown and The Lady from Shanghai, as well as television shows, plays, and magazines from the period. What results is a virtuoso work that looks at American poetic and artistic innovation through the revealing lenses of gender and history.

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