This paper argues that the novel is a feminist narrative in the sense that it positions masculine trauma as a mark of adherence to the social order for both men and women.
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Abstract This paper undertakes to read Rebecca West's first novel, The Return of the Soldier , as a critical exploration of masculine trauma on the one hand and an ambivalent engagement with Freudian psychoanalysis on the other. Select an issue: All Issues Vol.
In various ways, the three novelists debunk the idealized male hero by presenting male protagonists who constantly fail to live up to the impossible standards expected by a wounded society that has retreated into the safety of a nostalgic past. Volume 67 , Issue 3.
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