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  • Published: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446476512
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

Masculinity


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The finest collection yet from the New Generation poet.

In MASCULINITY, Robert Crawford elegantly explores many aspects of that troubling concept, from imperial militarism to his own experiences as father, husband, and son. By turn affectionate and amusing, painful and self-excoriating, Crawford wryly examines, sometimes in intimate detail, what it is to be male - from awkward, unsporty and even more awkward adolescent, to husband, father of a child and, apparently, New Man. Clever, accessible, very funny and chillingly accurate, MASCULINITY is a sparklingly original collection. Star Trek Epigrams Mr Sulu, set the controls To Economy Wash. We're about to venture Where no man has gone before. Kirk to enterprise: 'I'm going back to my cabin With a box of Kleenex. I want to experience the lonliness of Command. '

  • Pub date: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446476512
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

About the Author

Robert Crawford

Poet and biographer Robert Crawford’s books from Cape include Young Eliot (2015), and Testament (2014). He is Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews.

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