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By Katherine V. Snyder

Katherine Snyder's examine explores the importance of the bachelor narrator, a generic 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, by way of crossing the moving, permeable limitations of bourgeois domesticity, highlighted the bounds of traditional masculinity. through getting to the gendered identities and relatives at factor in those narratives, Snyder's research discloses the cultured and political underpinnings of the conventional canon of English and American modernism.

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