WorldCat Identities

O'Connell, Mary 1944-

Overview
Works: 4 works in 17 publications in 2 languages and 2,334 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3571.P4, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Mary O'Connell
Updike and the patriarchal dilemma : masculinity in the Rabbit novels by Mary O'Connell( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Connell examines the role of socially constructed masculinity in Updike's Rabbit tetralogy - Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit Is Rich, and Rabbit at Rest - convincingly arguing that the four novels comprise the longest and most comprehensive representation of masculinity in American literature and place Updike firmly with the precursors of the contemporary movement among men to reevaluate their cultural inheritance. A disturbing element exists, O'Connell determines, in both the texts of the Rabbit novels and in the critical community that examines them. In the novels, O'Connell finds substantial evidence to demonstrate patterns of psychological and physical abuse toward women, citing as the culminating example the mounting toll of literally or metaphorically dead women in the texts. Critics who view Updike as a nonviolent writer and strangely overlook Rabbit's repressive and violent behaviors avoid a discomforting but crucial aspect of the characterization
Prüfen, Testen, Bewerten im modernen Fremdsprachenunterricht( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prüfen, Testen, Bewerten im modernen Fremdsprachenunterricht( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prüfen, Testen, Bewerten im modernen Fremdsprachenunterricht( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Updike and the patriarchal dilemma : masculinity in the Rabbit novels
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English (12)

German (5)