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Self-Made Man
《自制男人》
Norah Vincent
诺拉·文森特
2006-2-22 14:24:24   
 
Self-Made Man
《自制男人》
Norah Vincent
诺拉·文森特

Synopsis

Vincent's first experiment in cross-dressing came on a dare from an acquaintance who was a drag king. When she experienced the intoxicating invisibility and safety that came from wearing the disguise, she wanted to learn more.

For 18 months, she disguised herself as a man, renamed herself Ned, joined a men's bowling league, visited strip bars, and dated women. Along the way, she found that the freedom and privileges enjoyed by men were counterbalanced by a constant testing and severe limits on emotions.

She also found women to be distrustful, ever ready to criticize men for being emotionally distant yet clearly preferring men who met stereotypical images of strength and virility.

Vincent is frank about her experiences--the hard business of sexual transactions devoid of emotions, the easy bonding between men, fear of sexual attraction among men, and, ultimately, the explosion of her own notions of sex roles.


故事梗概

文森特女扮男装的勇气来自一位喜爱穿男装的好朋友。她成功地把自己伪装成男人,毫无破绽,决定去探索男人的世界。





在女扮男装的18个月中,她化名为奈德,参加了男性保龄球队,去脱衣舞酒吧,还和女人约会。在这过程中,她发现男性所能享受的自由和特权受到持续考验和情绪内敛的限制。






她还发现女人其实很麻烦,表面上喜欢传统中那种男人味十足和霸道的男人,但却时刻准备好批评他们不够细致。



文森特对这段经历毫不掩饰—让人生烦的毫无感情的性交易,男人之间真正的友谊,男人之间对于性诱惑的恐惧和最后她对自己性别的认识混乱。

 

Comment

Norah Vincent left her job as a nationally syndicated opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times to research this book.

Writing from the perspective of a gay woman who had a view of the male world that women don't get to see, Vincent finds unexpected complexities in the men she meets and in herself as well.

 


评价

诺拉·文森特放弃了《洛杉矶时代》杂志美国辛迪加专栏评论作家的工作,潜心完成这本书。


书中,她以一位同性恋女性的身份进入了男人的世界,看到了普通女人无法想见的东西,文森特惊讶地发现现实中的男人和她自己灵魂中的男人竟是如此复杂。



Introduction of Author

● Name: Norah Vincent

● Nationality: America

● Position: Writer, columnist

●Main works:

How to Sound Smart

Instant Intellectual

作者简介

○ 姓名:诺拉·文森特

○ 国籍:美国

○ 地位:作家,专栏作家

○主要作品:

《如何变得聪明》

《快速聪明法》

 

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