Modernism and Masculinity: Mann, Wedekind, Kandinsky Through World War I

Modernism and Masculinity: Mann, Wedekind, Kandinsky Through World War I

by Gerald Izenberg
     
 


In this, one of the first serious, penetrating considerations of the modernist construction of masculinity, Gerald N. Izenberg examines the lives of Thomas Mann, Frank Wedekind, and Wassily Kandinsky, tracing their erotic and romantic lives and discovering how their personal constructions of masculinity—and reactions to femininity—were reflected in… See more details below

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In this, one of the first serious, penetrating considerations of the modernist construction of masculinity, Gerald N. Izenberg examines the lives of Thomas Mann, Frank Wedekind, and Wassily Kandinsky, tracing their erotic and romantic lives and discovering how their personal constructions of masculinity—and reactions to femininity—were reflected in their art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226388694
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction Modernism, Masculinity, Method
1. Frank Wedekind and the Femininity of Freedom
2. Thomas Mann and the Feminine Passion for Transcendence
3. Wassily Kandinsky and the Origins of Abstraction
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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