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'The silver cord': male labours in Hemingway

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This thesis considers Hemingway’s engagement with childbirth in three separate but interrelated ways. The first is imitation of the ordeal, which he most closely enacts in his ritual engagement with fishing. The second is the interaction of male characters with actual childbirth, and how male characters, specifically doctors and fathers, react to birthing mothers and try to control the event. By managing the pain and the consciousness birthing mothers feel, male interference distorts the s...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Keble College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
MLitt
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:414323e2-5f3b-4007-8cff-28da2e846ac8
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ora:7533

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