|類型/形式：||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|描述：||230 p. ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||pt. 1. Pākehā --
Reworking the archetypes: anti-heroes in Maurice Gee's early novels --
The paradigm of puritan repression: Maurice Gee's In my father's den --
'The hand of grandfather on the family': defective patriarchy and its damaging consequences in Maurice Gee's Plumb trilogy --
The inward man: Maurice Gee's Games of choice, Prowlers, and Going west --
Psychic retreats and homicidal violence: Maurice Gee's The burning boy, Crime story, Loving ways and Blindsight --
A baby-boomer reports on experience: Stevan Eldred-Griggs's Oracles and miracles trilogy and Shanghai boy --
pt. 2. Māori --
'A price to pay': Witi Ihimaera's The matriarch and the struggle for identity --
Articulating the subjectivities of the divided self: Witi Ihimaera's The dream swimmer --
The dilemma of the Māori new man: inter-generational conflict in Witi Ihimaera's The matriarch, Bulibasha, The whale rider, and The uncle's story --
Sexuality, masculinity, and indigenous identity in Witi Ihimaera's Nights in the gardens of Spain and The uncle's story --
The effects of the 'bad mother' in the fiction of Alan Duff: Both sides of the moon, One night out stealing, and the Heke trilogy.
"Notoriously self-contained and private, Kiwi men are often reluctant to talk about their personal feelings and embarrassed at the thought that any private emotional difficulties could be exposed to critical examination. One must go to their imaginative literature to make contact with the reality that lies below the (deceptive) surface." "Discussing these issues in this book, Alistair Fox demonstrates the crucial importance of Pakeha and Maori cultural influences on masculine identity in this country - often at the cost of great psychic pain for the men involved. This is the first critical study to investigate at length how masculinity is represented in contemporary New Zealand fiction."--Jacket.