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The persona of the American male in the period between the two world wars was characterized by physical strength, emotional detachment, aggressive behavior, and an amoral worldview. This ideal of a hard-boiled masculinity can be seen in the pages and, even more vividly, on the covers of magazines such as Black Mask, which shifted from Victorian-influenced depictions of men ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 23rd 2005 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
(first published 2005)
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