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Author Bender, Bert.

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

Imprint Kent : Kent State University Press, c2004.

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 Moore Stacks  PS374.S33 B46 2004    Available  ---
Description xvi, 389 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 362-375) and index.
Contents In a dark time -- Frank Norris on the evolution and repression of the sexual instinct -- "The chaos of his brain" : evolutionary psychology in The red badge of courage -- Jack London and "the sex problem" -- Theodore Dreiser, science, and "It" -- "The varieties of human experience" : sexual intimacy, heredity, and emotional conflict in Gertrude Stein's early work -- Sex and evolution in Willa Cather's O Pioneers! and The song of the lark -- "Under the shell of life" : Sherwood Anderson and "the call of sex" -- "His mind aglow" : the biological undercurrent in Fitzgerald's Gatsby and other works -- Harlem, 1928 : the biology of the black soul and the "rising tide of rhythm" -- V.F. Calverton and the principles of red love -- "To be alive" : John Steinbeck's The log from the Sea of Cortez and The wayward bus -- "Night song" : Africa and Eden in Hemingway's late work.
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and science -- English-speaking countries.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
American fiction -- English influences.
Evolution (Biology) in literature.
Mate selection in literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Sex in literature.
ISBN 0873388097 (alk. paper)