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Perverse Midrash : Oscar Wilde, André Gide, and censorship of biblical drama

Author: Katherine Brown Downey
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oscar Wilde?s Salome and Andre Gide?s Saul have been considered critically in the traditional contexts of authorial oeuvre, biography, or?thought.? These plays have been treated with embarrassed respect, dealt with only because of the importance of their authors. That Wilde and Gide made use of biblical material seems to discomfit their critics; that they had done so at a time when biblical drama was prohibited has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Downey, Katherine Brown.
Perverse Midrash.
New York : Continuum, ©2004
(DLC) 2004013141
(OCoLC)55645008
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Salome, (Biblical figure); Oscar Wilde; André Gide; Saul, King of Israel; André Gide; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; André Gide; André Gide; Oscar Wilde; André Gide
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Brown Downey
ISBN: 9781847141996 1847141994
OCLC Number: 228871557
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Prologue: "Half Biblical, Half Pornographic"; Act I: Cultural Dialogues; Act II: Interpretive Monologues; Epilogue: "Perverse Midrashim"; Works Cited; Index.
Responsibility: Katherine Brown Downey.

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Downey uses Oscar Wilde's Salome and Andre Gide's Saul to discuss censorship of biblical drama from the sixteenth century through the nineteenth century.  Read more...

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