By M. Gallagher
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The visual image of success in Gore’s commercial stood in for any substantive legislative accomplishments. S. presidency. Into Thin Air’s Crucibles of Manhood Outdoor activity’s efficacy as a public relations tool depends upon the reception of images or narratives of such activity. The most successful result is the production of a satisfying, vicarious experience for readers or viewers. As with the Gore campaign commercial, numerous contemporary nonfiction texts use events occurring in remote locations as signifiers of bravery and determination.
Nonfiction that construct a conventional space for male fantasies of autonomous activity. Published more than a century after the official closing of the American frontier—a concept that Green notes is, like empire, closely associated with adventure—these works champion anew the risks and rewards of male activity outside the civilized world. A case from England in the twilight of the age of empire will help illustrate the preoccupations of adventure literature, preoccupations that inform the texts I refer to in this chapter.
Climbing was a magnificent activity, I firmly believed, not in spite of the inherent perils, but precisely because of them. (352) Krakauer’s firsthand experience with tragedy, he implies, changes his perspective, but he does not fully articulate a revised philosophy. Despite the book’s accounts of fatal mishaps and gruesome deaths, Krakauer venerates a model of identity in which exposure to risk leads to self-fulfillment. The author’s own pain and guilt at having survived when hardier climbers died presents a curious paradox with regard to masculinity: Krakauer’s survival attests to his weakness, to his selfish instinct for self-preservation, while he portrays many of those who died as heroes who perished in the service of the group.
Action Figures: Men, Action Films, and Contemporary Adventure Narratives by M. Gallagher