There’s a Lot Good About Men


12 March 2011

These links at Bookforum’s Omnivore, under the topic “Is There Anything Good About Men?“, are all smart and fascinating.  Discussions around biology v. sociology, instinct and culture, sex and relationships and economics, from male and female perspectives.

Are men and women in crisis? is the question at the heart of these discussions.  Perhaps leaning more toward the crisis belonging to men, but with the implication that if men don’t know who they are or how to be in modern society, then women suffer equally.

I’m thinking about modern male-hood for a few reasons: a recent profile I wrote on James Salter; my own fiction, which currently evolves around two male characters; and my current addiction to “Friday Night Lights” (thanks, Maud Newton).   More, btw, on FNL, in a later post.


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