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War as a Cultural Timeout: The Gallery and Shifting Boundaries of Male Belonging

John Ibson

in The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter and the next one link details of one author’s life, especially his work’s content and its audience, to broad themes in midcentury America, especially themes regarding male relationships ... More


A Queer Redemption: John Horne Burns’s The Gallery

Marisa Escolar

in Allied Encounters: The Gendered Redemption of World War II Italy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284504
eISBN:
9780823285945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284504.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 4 examines how the conventional gendering and sexualization of redemption is revised in John Horne Burns’s internationally beloved novel The Gallery (1947) as Naples—long described in terms ... More


The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

John Ibson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In the aftermath of World War II, the closeness that many American servicemen experienced during the war was followed by a period of unprecedented scorn for men’s intimacy. The Mourning After ... More


The Redemption of Saint Paul: Norman Lewis’s Naples ’44

Marisa Escolar

in Allied Encounters: The Gendered Redemption of World War II Italy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284504
eISBN:
9780823285945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284504.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes Norman Lewis’s Naples ’44 (1978), the text that most widely perpetuated the gendered redemption paradigm traced in this book. As a British “wedding officer” in Naples, Lewis ... More


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