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Modernism and masculinity : Mann, Wedekind, Kandinsky through World War I

Author: Gerald N Izenberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Modernism and Masculinity argues that a crisis of masculinity among European writers and artists played a key role in the modernist revolution. Gerald Izenberg revises the notion that the feminine provided a premodern refuge for artists critical of individualism and materialism. Industrialization and the growing power of the market inspired novelist Thomas Mann, playwright Frank Wedekind, and painter Wassily  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Mann; Frank Wedekind; Wassily Kandinsky; Frank Wedekind; Thomas Mann; Wassily Kandinsky; Thomas Mann; Frank Wedekind; Thomas Mann; Frank Wedekind; Wassily Kandinsky; Wassily Kandinsky; Thomas Mann; Frank Wedekind
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald N Izenberg
ISBN: 0226388689 9780226388687 0226388697 9780226388694
OCLC Number: 43109887
Description: xii, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Modernism, Masculinity, Method --
Ch. 1. Frank Wedekind and the Femininity of Freedom --
Ch. 2. Thomas Mann and the Feminine Passion for Transcendence --
Ch. 3. Wassily Kandinsky and the Origins of Abstraction.
Other Titles: Modernism & masculinity
Responsibility: Gerald N. Izenberg.
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In this discussion on the modernist construction of masculinity, Gerald N. Izenburg examines the lives of Mann, Wedekind and Knadinsky, tracing their erotic and romantic lives and discovering how  Read more...

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