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By Katherine V. Snyder

Katherine Snyder's examine explores the importance of the bachelor narrator, a primary yet little well-known determine in premodernist and modernist fiction by way of male authors, together with Hawthorne, James, Conrad, Ford, and Fitzgerald. Snyder demonstrates that bachelors functioned in cultural and literary discourse as threshold figures who, via crossing the moving, permeable obstacles of bourgeois domesticity, highlighted the boundaries of traditional masculinity. by means of getting to the gendered identities and family at factor in those narratives, Snyder's research discloses the cultured and political underpinnings of the normal canon of English and American modernism.

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