Wounded hearts : masculinity, law, and literature in American culture /

Looking beyond the traditional categories of sentiment, sensibility, and sympathy, this book suggests a different approach to reading emotionalism among men. From the Civil War to the early twentieth century, it traces the history of male emotionalism in American discourse.

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Travis, Jennifer, 1967-
Format: eBook
Published:Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2005.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Soldier's heart : the vocabulary of injury and the American Civil War
  • Emotional equity? : William Dean Howells and the divorce novel
  • Things not named : Willa Cather's lost men, criminal conversations, and emotional auras
  • On personal quantity : psychic injury in Henry James's The golden bowl
  • The science of affect : professionals reading and the case of Ethan Frome.