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Published: 31 March 2013

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719044847

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Masculinities, modernist fiction and the urban public sphere

Scott McCracken

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Explores the rise of new masculinities in response to the New Woman at the end of the nineteenth century
  • Assesses eating and drinking in London and Dublin, and the importance of teashops, cafés and restaurants to the emergence of a new literary culture at the turn of the century
  • Discusses the wortk of George Gissing, Dorothy Richardson, James Joyce and Franz Kafka
  • Combines urban cultural history, gender studies and critical theory to produce a startling account of the relationship between encounters in the new spaces of the city and literary forms to which they gave rise

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