Abstract

While mainstream modernist (auto)biographical texts separate the Victorian age from modernity by the forceful impact of the Oedipal rebellion, J. R. Ackerley’s My Father and Myself demonstrates that the two ages are drawn together by transgressive father-son desire. The memoir challenges heteronormative masculinity, and belongs to the separate subgenre: the queer Künstlerroman.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 555-574
Launched on MUSE
2009-02-08
Open Access
No
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