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From 'Youth and Beauty' to 'Age and Decrepitude': Age, Ageing, and Ageism in American Gay Fiction

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dc.title From 'Youth and Beauty' to 'Age and Decrepitude': Age, Ageing, and Ageism in American Gay Fiction en
dc.contributor.author Trušník, Roman
dc.relation.ispartof Theories and Practices
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-089-9
dc.date.issued 2011
utb.relation.volume 2
dc.citation.spage 207
dc.citation.epage 213
dc.event.title 2nd International Conference of English and American Studies
dc.event.location Opava
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2009-08-07
dc.event.edate 2009-08-08
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB) cs
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://conference.uaa.utb.cz/TheoriesAndPractice2010.pdf#page=207
dc.subject American literature en
dc.subject gay literature en
dc.subject ageing en
dc.subject ageism en
dc.subject intergenerationalism en
dc.subject Christopher Isherwood en
dc.subject Andrew Holleran en
dc.description.abstract The paper deals with the treatment of age-related issues in American gay literature, focusing on Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man (1964) and Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the Dance (1978) and The Beauty of Men (1996). Even though Holleran's The Beauty of Men is inspired by A Single Man, there is a major difference between the two authors: while the protagonist of Isherwood's novel is isolated from other gay men, Holleran's protagonists in many ways interact with gays of other generations. A line of mentor-protege relationships can be identified in Dancer from the Dance, while the characters of The Beauty of Men replace the vertical line of relationships with a horizontal network of peers, losing some of the opportunities offered by intergenerational interaction. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1002741
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28150/11:43865664!RIV12-GA0-28150___
utb.identifier.obdid 43867736
utb.identifier.wok 000299968500023
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T09:40:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-12T09:40:05Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Trušník, Roman
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