Envisioning the New Adam

Envisioning the New Adam : Empathic Portraits of Men by American Women Writers

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Journalist and feminist scholar Patricia Martin Daly has culled from the writings of a variety of American women a literary anthology of poems and short stories that offer sympathetic portrayals of men. Divided into two parts, with an Introduction to each, these portraits invite a dialogue between nonsexist men and women who are struggling both to free themselves from restrictive gender roles and to create a post-patriarchal society. In addition, these stories and poems represent a long-overlooked contribution by women to the American Adamic myth, the myth of America as a New World Garden of Eden. With the burgeoning interest in gender studies, this anthology is ideal for courses in Women's and Men's Studies, Gender Studies, as well as American Studies and Literature.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 162.05 x 242.06 x 18.29mm | 426.38g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 0313290954
  • 9780313290954

Table of contents

Foreword Introduction Potential, But Untransformed New Adams "Appraisal" by Sara Teasdale "The Mutes" by Denise Levertov "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather "Tom's Husband" by Sarah Orne Jewett "By the North Gate" by Joyce Carol Oates New Adams Undergoing Transformation "After the Winter" by Kate Chopin "Poem for Granville Ivanhoe Jordan November 4, 1890-December 21, 1914" by June Jordan "My Father in the Navy: A Childhood Memory" by Judith Ortiz Cofer "The Gilded Six Bits" by Zora Neale Hurston "A Tender Man" by Toni Cade Bambara "Parker's Back" by Flannery O'Connor "When He's at His Most Brawling" by Patricia Goedicke "A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud" by Carson McCullers Epilogue Selected Bibliography Index
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About Patricia E. M. Daly

PATRICIA ELLEN MARTIN DALY is Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Neumann College in Aston, PA. She is also a journalist, literary scholar, gender studies specialist, and editor, and is the author of Introduction to Literature: Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing (1992), Using Critical Thinking Skills (1988), as well as 12 feminist fairy tales. Along with Peggy Pizzo, she is the coauthor of Family Supports as a Public Policy Priority, a white paper she and Pizzo presented to the National Women's Economic Justice Center.
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