Home  |   Contact Us  |   Cart (0 items)
Item Detail

Smoking: The Homoerotic Subtext of Man Alone

by Janet Charman

Smoking chronicles the courageous subtext of John Mulganís iconic novel Man Alone. Where many have seen only the solitary exploits of a stoic Kiwi joker, Smoking explores the love of the hero Johnson for his best mate Scott. These two men, caught in the brutally heteronormative regulations of patriarchy, are John Mulganís subtextual agents of change. Their relationship, although violently repressed, played out against the novelís equal advocacy of an end to the exploitation of women and the indigenous. With a critical foreword by Tracey Slaughter, Man Alone is recognised by Janet Charman as a mythic tragedy in which the full weight of the heroís sexual fury and grief is felt symbolically in the volcanic landscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Format: PDF
Weight: 0.0kg
Published by Genre Books
ISBN: 9780473428334

Price: $0.00

Click here to go to your cart

Click here to continue shopping