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Conspicuous bodies : provincial belief and the making of Joyce and Rushdie

Author: Jean Kane
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, 2014.
Series: Literature, religion, and postsecular studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This monograph, the first to link James Joyce and Salman Rushdie, asserts that religion in the works of these authors figures prominently and critically, although it is territory seldom trod by other literary scholars. To advance her argument, Kane demonstrates how each author, initially received as cosmopolitan, took pains to establish his public image by establishing his affiliation with an Irish Catholic or and
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Kane, Jean, 1955-
Conspicuous bodies.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013047490
Named Person: Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; James Joyce; James Joyce
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Kane
ISBN: 9780814273180 0814273181
OCLC Number: 885128054
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Literature, religion, and postsecular studies
Responsibility: Jean Kane.

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"This monograph, the first to link James Joyce and Salman Rushdie, asserts that religion in the works of these authors figures prominently and critically, although it is territory seldom trod by other literary scholars. To advance her argument, Kane demonstrates how each author, initially received as cosmopolitan, took pains to establish his public image by establishing his affiliation with an Irish Catholic or and Indian muslim identity. at the same time, the authors' fiction increasingly exploited spiritual techniques, manipulating their insider-outsider positions through liberal Christian protocols from which the anthropological category 'religion' itself emerged"--

"In Conspicuous Bodies: Provincial Belief and the Making of Joyce and Rushdie, Jean Kane re-examines the literature of James Joyce and Salman Rushdie from a post-secularist perspective, arguing that their respective religions hold critical importance in their works. Though Joyce and Rushdie were initially received as cosmopolitans, both authors subsequently reframed their public images and aligned themselves instead with a provincial religious identity, which emphasized the interconnections between religious devotion and embodiment. At the same time, both Joyce and Rushdie managed to resist the doctrinal content of their religions. Conspicuous Bodies presents Joyce as a founder and Rushdie as an inheritor of a distinctive discourse of belief about the importance of physical bodies and knowledge in religious practice. In doing so, it moves the reception of Joyce and Rushdie away from what previous critics have emphasized-away from questions of aesthetics and from a narrow understanding of belief-and instead questions the assumption that belief should be segregated from matters of physicality and knowledge. Kane reintroduces the concept of spiritual embodiment in order to expand our understanding of what counts as spiritual agency in non-western and minority literatures"--

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