lundi 27 août 2012

Krzysztof Andrzejcak, THE WRITER IN THE WRITING: AUTHOR AS HERO IN POSTWAR AMERICAN FICTION, Lodz, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Lódzkiego, 1996, 170 pages.

Andre Parent [the protagonist of Paul Theroux's My Secret History] follows the self-justified macho tradition so emphatically written into American fiction by writers like Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, or Norman Mailer, the tradition of constructing crude pseudo-philosophical defenses against women, of treating them coldly, with a sense of detachment and reduced emotions, of seeing them as useful sex objects, or sycophantic admirers, but never as companions in creativity. [...]
Indeed, in the postwar novel the woman is no longer seen as muse.

(p. 93)

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