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A Room of His Own: In Search of the Feminine in the Novels of Saul Bellow (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, & Art)

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The world of Saul Bellow is peopled largely by men, often intellectuals, who manifest Bellow's unique conception of American masculinity. In this timely analysis of the Bellow oeuvre from a feminist perspective, Gloria Cronin offers a stunning and insightful critique of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist.<P>Drawing on her comprehensive knowledge of Western thought and Western philosophical tradition, Cronin also incorporates the brilliant insights of French feminist theory on Western male philosophers into her critique. Cronin's mastery of these intellectual traditions informs her fruitful examination of Bellow's explicit dialogue, rich consideration of his "misogyny", and the many masculinities he presents. Cronin demonstrates how Bellow's almost exclusively male protagonists simultaneously search for and destroy a lost feminine essence that they yearn for, and in so doing create their own prisons. She also looks at the self-irony pervading Bellow, the comic dimension of his character's gender struggles, and the spiritual sensibility that attempts to reach beyond gendered and other paradigms of selfhood.<P>A Room of His Own makes an extraordinary contribution to gender studies of masculinity and its formations.

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Cronin (English, Brigham Young U.) brings a feminist perspective to the Nobel Laureate's novels, which are largely peopled by male intellectuals playing out Bellow's conception of American masculinity. Drawing on French feminist theory of western male philosophers as well as other traditions, she contends that his protagonists search for and destroy a lost feminine essence that they yearn for, and thereby create their own prisons.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815628620
Author:
Cronin, Gloria L.
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Men in literature
Subject:
Gender identity in literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, & Art (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.34x6.27x.70 in. .92 lbs.

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