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Author Bender, Bert.

Title Evolution and "the sex problem" : American narratives during the eclipse of Darwinism / Bert Bender.

Published Kent : Kent State University Press, [2004]
©2004

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 UniM Bail  813.5209 BEND    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 389 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-375) and index.
Contents Introduction : in a dark time -- 1. Frank Norris on the evolution and repression of the sexual instinct -- 2. "The chaos of his brain" : evolutionary psychology in The Red Badge of Courage -- 3. Jack London and "the sex problem" -- 4. Theodore Dreiser, science, and "it" -- 5. "The varieties of human experience" : sexual intimacy, heredity, and emotional conflict in Gertrude Stein's early work -- 6. Sex and evolution in Willa Cather's O pioneers! and The song of the Lark -- 7. "Under the shell of life" : Sherwood Anderson and "The call of sex" -- 8. "His mind aglow" : the biological undercurrent in Fitzgerald's Gatsby and other works -- 9. Harlem, 1928 : the biology of the black soul and the "rising tide of rhythm" -- 10. V. F. Calverton and the principles of red love -- 11. "To be alive" : John Steinbeck's The Log from the Sea of Cortez and The wayward bus -- 12. "Night song" : Africa and Eden in Hemingway's late work.
Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and science -- English-speaking countries.
American fiction -- English influences.
Evolution (Biology) in literature.
Mate selection in literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Sex in literature.
ISBN 0873388097 (alk. paper)