Monday, August 31, 2009

Don Draper: "Icon of Masculinity-in-Crisis for the 21st Century"

Thank you, John Curry, for sharing this “Mad Men” article from the Chronicle Review/The Chronicle for Higher Education:

“And now comes Don Draper, icon of masculinity-in-crisis for the 21st century. Don is in pain, yes, and hurting himself, too (for all his spectacular emotional reserve). But he is also different. No tears or blood on that impeccably pressed suit. No close ties to other men. What is it that makes this odd blend of Jay Gatsby, American Gigolo, and the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit so captivating a figure for today?”

Read on here.


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