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The Resource Male masochism : modern revisions of the story of love, Carol Siegel

Male masochism : modern revisions of the story of love, Carol Siegel

Label
Male masochism : modern revisions of the story of love
Title
Male masochism
Title remainder
modern revisions of the story of love
Statement of responsibility
Carol Siegel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • With the coining of the term "masochism" in the late nineteenth century began the transformation of the traditional, sacrificial male lover of women into an unmasculine pervert. Today literary criticism, theory, and gender studies suggest that we have lost faith in men's capacity to love women. What was once considered love is now seen as misogynistic sickness. This book traces the development of this new vision through modern and postmodern texts as they respond to prior representations of male submission to love. Showing how our understanding of love was and continues to be shaped by narrative, and how literature has both aided and resisted the redefinition of male love as male masochism, Carol Siegel recovers a mode of understanding heterosexuality that departs from the patriarchal gender ideology that has dominated our readings for the past hundred years
  • Siegel explores the literary tradition of representing male love as service and ordeal and looks at how modernist and postmodernist writers and filmmakers have responded to this tradition and how psychoanalytic theorists have depicted the behaviors they labeled masochistic. Among the novels and films she discusses are Mary Webb's Gone to Earth, James Joyce's Ulysses, D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love, Iris Murdoch's A Severed Head, Kathy Acker's Great Expectations, Jonathan Demme's Something Wild, Stephen Frears's Dangerous Liaisons, and Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter
  • Siegel explores the literary tradition of representing male love as service and ordeal and looks at how modernist and postmodernist writers and filmmakers have responded to this tradition and how psychoanalytic theorists have depicted the behaviors they labeled masochistic. Among the novels and films she discusses are Mary Webb's Gone to Earth, James Joyce's Ulysses, D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love, Iris Murdoch's A Severed Head, Kathy Acker's Great Expectations, Jonathan Demme's Something Wild, Stephen Frears's Dangerous Liaisons, and Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter
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DLC
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1952-
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Siegel, Carol
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Romance fiction, English
  • English fiction
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Love in motion pictures
  • Masochism in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
Label
Male masochism : modern revisions of the story of love, Carol Siegel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Mary Webb's Return of the Native Tess: Male Masochism and the Colonialist Impulse -- 2. The Masochist as Exile between Two Goddesses: "Venus Metempsychosis" and Venus in Furs in Ulysses -- 3. Severed Heads and White Roses: Masochism and the Sacrifice of Men in D. H. Lawrence and Iris Murdoch -- 4. Unveiling Woman's Most Unspeakable Desire: Glimpses of the Mistress of the Game -- 5. Re-viewing the Blood Orgasm: When the Postmodern Woman Takes Back Her Knight
Control code
30318166
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 211 pages
Isbn
9780253352286
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94015404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1643686
Label
Male masochism : modern revisions of the story of love, Carol Siegel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Mary Webb's Return of the Native Tess: Male Masochism and the Colonialist Impulse -- 2. The Masochist as Exile between Two Goddesses: "Venus Metempsychosis" and Venus in Furs in Ulysses -- 3. Severed Heads and White Roses: Masochism and the Sacrifice of Men in D. H. Lawrence and Iris Murdoch -- 4. Unveiling Woman's Most Unspeakable Desire: Glimpses of the Mistress of the Game -- 5. Re-viewing the Blood Orgasm: When the Postmodern Woman Takes Back Her Knight
Control code
30318166
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 211 pages
Isbn
9780253352286
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94015404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1643686

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