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And what could be more excellent than to find the unhappy lover scribbling his woes upon "A Blank Leaf of Endymion?" A reader familiar with Blackwood's long campaign could only see the Liber Amoris as a repetition of the conventions of Cockneyism--combining Hunt's unmanliness, sexual abandon, and pretension with Keats's unreadiness in an unconscious pastiche.
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It's the chemotherapy, according to my haematologist, but I know she's just giving me an excuse for my moments of unmanliness.
(34) The references to the unmanliness of these elite intellectuals is particularly noteworthy here.
But while the poems themselves generate weak affects that precipitate "unmanliness"--fear, uncertainty, vulnerability, penetrability--the discursive register of Oppen's ars poetica in the letters overcompensates for this threat posed to more traditional notions of masculinity.
Their physical impotence, meanwhile, makes these old men doubly unmanly, because bodily unmanliness humiliates them socially.
En studie i det svenska omanlighetsbegreppets historia fran vikingatid till sent 1700-tal ["Unmanliness" in Sweden from the Viking Era to the late 18th century: A conceptual history].
Silenced homosexual inclinations recur in Hemingway's oeuvre when he provides a social group particularly hostile to unmanliness such as army or sportsmen.
Moderates or conservatives in the party were caught in a pincer: Democrats were branded with unmanliness and lack of patriotism--and radicals in the party (as well as outside of it) actually embraced these extremes.
Thus "Celtic unmanliness" underwrites a social structure of subordination and subaltemity that provides both a pretext for colonial violence and a context for heroic action on the part of the English.
If McKenna's Richard is at times slightly feminine, it primarily serves to underscore Richard's unmanliness. In the Galenic one-sex model, a person can only be identified as a man or a "less-perfect" man.
The imperial adventure-romances set in the Waikato highlight two key structural and ideological tensions inherent in the genre: the dichotomy between the imperial message and the escape from civilisation into a frontier landscape, and the contradiction between the declared masculine desire for an escape from the perceived unmanliness of 'the feminine' and the actual pursuit of relationships with both European and indigenous women.