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The politics of male friendship in contemporary American fiction

By Michael Kalisch

The politics of male friendship in contemporary American fiction
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  • ISBN: 9781526156358
  • Publish Date: Jul 2021
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    How might our friendships shape our politics? This book examines how contemporary American fiction has rediscovered the concept of civic friendship and revived a long tradition of imagining male friendship as interlinked with the promises and paradoxes of democracy in the United States. Bringing into dialogue the work of a wide range of authors - including Philip Roth, Paul Auster, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem, Dinaw Mengestu, and Teju Cole - this innovative study advances a compelling new account of the political and intellectual fabric of the American novel today.

    Contents

    Introduction
    1 'The Love Alternative': Philip Roth's I Married a Communist (1998) and The Human Stain (2000)
    2 The Gift of Friendship: Paul Auster's Fiction and Film
    3 Broken Utopias: Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue (2012) and Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude (2003)
    4 The Borders of Friendship: Dinaw Mengestu's The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2007) and Teju Cole's Open City (2011)
    Conclusion

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    Michael Kalisch is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Bristol

    The politics of male friendship in contemporary American fiction

    By Michael Kalisch

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