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The relation of my imprisonment : a fiction

Verfasser/in: Russell Banks
Verlag: Washington, D.C. : Sun & Moon Press, ©1983.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Belletristik : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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The Relation of My Imprisonment a work of fiction utilizing a form invented in the seventeenth century by imprisoned Puritan divines. Designed to be exemplary, works of this type were aimed at brethren outside the prison walls and functioned primarily as figurative dramatization of the test of fait all true believers must endure. These "relation," framed by scripture and by a sermon explicating the text, were  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Fiction
Medientyp: Belletristik
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Russell Banks
ISBN: 0940650258 9780940650251 094065024X 9780940650244
OCLC-Nummer: 9853498
Beschreibung: 120 p. ; 20 cm.
Verfasserangabe: by Russell Banks.

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The Relation of My Imprisonment a work of fiction utilizing a form invented in the seventeenth century by imprisoned Puritan divines. Designed to be exemplary, works of this type were aimed at brethren outside the prison walls and functioned primarily as figurative dramatization of the test of fait all true believers must endure. These "relation," framed by scripture and by a sermon explicating the text, were usually read aloud in weekly or monthly installments during religious services. Utterly sincere and detailed recounting of suffering, they were nonetheless highly artificial. To use the form self-consciously, as Russell Banks has done, is not to parody it so much as to argue good-humoredly with the mind it embodies, to explore and, if possible, to map the limits of that mind, the more intelligently to love it.

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