The Marriage Paradox: Modernist Novels and the Cultural Imperative to Marry (review)

@article{Evans2010TheMP,
  title={The Marriage Paradox: Modernist Novels and the Cultural Imperative to Marry (review)},
  author={Elizabeth F. Evans},
  journal={Studies in the Novel},
  year={2010},
  volume={41},
  pages={270 - 271}
}
  • Elizabeth F. Evans
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Studies in the Novel
  • “The marriage paradox,” as Davida Pines describes it, is that even as the institution of marriage is critiqued, undermined, or subverted, it is inevitably reinforced. Whereas Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Joseph Boone, Carolyn Heilbrun, Ann duCille, and others, read modernist novels as disrupting the traditional narrative of courtship and betrothal, Pines wants us to recognize that “The marriage plot is inescapable” (1). In chapters on Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, D. H. Lawrence, Nella Larsen and… CONTINUE READING