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    “Men Who Cry in Their Sleep”

    Segal, Lynne (2017) “Men Who Cry in Their Sleep”. In: Armengol, J.M. and Bosch Vilarrubias, M. and Carabí, A. and Requena, T. (eds.) Masculinities and Literary Studies: Intersections and New Directions. Taylor and Francis, pp. 79-88. ISBN 9781315230733.

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    Cultures of aging, it should be obvious, are always gendered, whatever their time or place. As in London Fields, Martin Amis toys with the idea that suicide may be the wisest choice for a woman confronting her future as an aging woman. However, it is not older women who are generally, or genuinely, the focus of Amis's aging anxieties, although sometimes they are the objects of his moral panic. Thus masculinity, as Amis often tells us, is his special theme. As with that of most stern moralists, Amis's own writing wallows in everything it purports to deplore especially the money, greed, loose sex, pornography, and violence that characterize his accounts of London life. The Information has been seen by many as the conclusion to the London trilogy that opened with Money and London Fields. What Amis wants to share with readers is the miseries of contemporary urban masculinity.


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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
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    Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 09:56
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:59


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