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American madonna : images of the divine woman in literary culture

Autore: John Gatta
Editore: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Serie: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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This book explores a notable if unlikely undercurrent of interest in Mary as mythical Madonna that has persisted in American life and letters from early in the nineteenth century into the later twentieth. This imaginative involvement with the Divine Woman - verging at times on devotional homage - is especially intriguing as manifested in the Protestant writers who are the focus of this study: Nathaniel Hawthorne,  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Informazioni aggiuntive sul format: Print version:
Gatta, John.
American madonna.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96048856
(OCoLC)35919316
Persona incaricata: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ; Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John Gatta
ISBN: 0585211728 9780585211725 0195354605 9780195354607
Numero OCLC: 44959452
Descrizione: 1 online resource (xii, 179 pages) : illustrations.
Contenuti: 1. The Sacred Woman: The Problem of Hawthorne's Madonnas. Of Holy Mothers and Dark Ladies. Hester's Divine Maternity. Queen Zenobia of Blithedale. The New England Maiden and the Fallen Goddess of The Marble Faun. Hawthorne's Search for Sacred Love: From Puritan Fathers to Divine Mothers --
2. The Virginal Soul of Margaret Fuller's Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Queen Margaret's Mythmaking. "Her own creator": Images of Self-fashioning in Minerva, Leila, and Mary through 1844. The Mary Victoria of Woman in the Nineteenth Century --
3. Calvinism Feminized: Divine Matriarchy in Harriet Beecher Stowe. Godly Maternity and Motherly Jesus. Birthpangs of the New Order in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The Ministry of Mary in The Minister's Wooing. Other Appearances of the Madonna-Intercessor in Agnes of Sorrento, Poganuc People, and The Pearl of Orr's Island. Sacrament of Mother-Love, Compassion of the Mater Dolorosa --
4. The Sexual Madonna in Harold Frederic's Damnation of Theron Ware.
Titolo della serie: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsabilità: John Gatta.
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This book explores an undercurrent of interest in Mary as mythical Madonna that has persisted in American life and letters from fairly early in the nineteenth century into the later twentieth.  Per saperne di più…

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