Inspire, expire: Masculinity, mortality and meaning in Tim Winton's Breath
Thomas, R. (2010). Inspire, expire: Masculinity, mortality and meaning in Tim Winton's Breath. Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality,4(2), 54-65. New Zealand: Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality. Retrieved from https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A232392466/LitRC?u=acuni&sid=LitRC&xid=c9689360
Tim Winton's latest novel and winner of the Miles Franklin award Breath (2009) is investigated here within a framework of theistic existentialism alongside a critique of masculinities in the Australian context. This novel presents a particular take on hegemonic masculinity and this dovetails neatly, I argue, with a continuum of spiritual consciousness and responsiveness drawn up by Danish creative writer and theological maverick, Soren Kierkegaard (1811-1855).
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