Eight Lessons in Love

Eight Lessons in Love

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Using such professional devices as the Anger Iceberg Chart and the Power Ladder, and such key professional concepts as qmale accountabilityq and qfemale collusion, q Spilka asks new questions about these stories and sheds surprising new light on both their literary and their current social implications. He asks why Hemingway rewards his dying protagonist with heaven, for instance, in qThe Snows of Kilimanjaro, q when that bravely self-critical man has spent most of his dying days verbally abusing his safari wife; or why Joyce primes his buffeted male protagonist for vengeful domestic violence in qCounterparts, q but whisks the man's wife out to evening chapel service so that a child receives the abuse that was surely meant for her.In 1974 I published an essay called aquot;Of George and Lennie and Curleya#39;s Wife: Sweet Violence in Steinbecka#39;s Eden, aquot; from ... I had also touched upon aquot;the perplexities of sexual rage, aquot; especially in Steinbecka#39;s famous novella Of Mice and Men, anbsp;...

Title:Eight Lessons in Love
Author:Mark Spilka
Publisher:University of Missouri Press - 1997


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