Murder and Masculinity
Violent Fictions of Twentieth-Century Latin America
Acknowledgements I Murder and Masculinity An Introduction II Telling Secrets of Brotherly Love Jorge Luis Borges’s “La intrusa” III Fantasies of Erotic Domination Armonia Somers’s “El despojo” IV Crime and Punishment Reconsidered Clarice Lispectoor’s A Maçã no escuro V Genre, Violence, and the Mystery of Masculinity Manuel Puig’s The Buenos Aires Affair VI Revolutionary Matricide, Patricide, Suicide Reinaldo Arenas’s El asalto VIII Murder and Masculinity An Other Look Notes Bibliography Index
The premise of Biron’s book – that the construct of masculinity shows its frailties and contradictions most saliently at the moment in which it asserts its authority most blatantly – is simply brilliant.
Carlos J. Alonso Emory University
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: April 1, 2000