Farmer 2008 Rape

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Author: Angela Farmer

Title: The Worst Fate

Subtitle: Male Rape as Masculinity Epideixis in James Dickey’s Deliverance and the American Prison Narrative

Journal: Atenea: Revista Bilingüe de las Humanidades y las ciencias Sociales / A Bilingual Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Volume: 28

Issue: 1

Year: June 2008

Pages: 103-115

ISSN: 0885-6079 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | U.S. History | Representations: Literature / James Dickey; Types: Sames-Sex Rape; Victims: Men

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Abstract: »The article discusses the book "Deliverance" by James Dickey and the use of male rape as a symbol of masculinity. The article also examines epideictic prose as a way to address perceptions of shame, goodness, honor, and dishonor. The author also takes a look at the American prison narrative and what separates men who are perceived as manly or unmanly.« (Source: EBSCOhost)

Wikipedia: James Dickey: Deliverance (novel)

Added: March 7, 2015 – Last updated: March 7, 2015