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Religion and sexuality in American literature

Author: Ann-Janine Morey
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009, ©1992.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 57.
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"Although sometimes religion and sexuality are treated as an aberrant theme in American literary and religious history, American writers from Nathaniel Hawthorne to John Updike have been fascinated with the connection between religious and sexual experience. Through the voice of American fiction, Religion and Sexuality in American Literature examines the relations of body and spirit (religion and sexuality) by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann-Janine Morey
ISBN: 9780521103763 0521103762 0521416760 9780521416764
OCLC Number: 297146793
Notes: "Digitally printed version 2009"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 276 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Body language: religion, sexuality and the bioluminescence of metaphor; 2. The stubborn density of desire: religion and sexuality in nineteenth-century fiction; 3. A tradition of divine lechery: men write about the ministry; 4. A war of words: women write about the ministry; 5. Comfort to the enemy: women write about the ministry; 6. The fox in the well: metaphors of embodiment in the androcentric imagination; 7. Fatal abstractions: metaphors of embodiment in the gynocentric imagination; 8. Conclusion: words are not the thing itself; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 57.
Responsibility: Ann-Janine Morey.

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Ann-Janine Morey examines novels dealing with the ministry as the medium wherein so many of the tensions of religion and sexuality are dramatised.  Read more...

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"Morey demonstrates her familiarity with all the correct methodologies, from deconstructionism to feminist postmodernism, but her aim is to illumine the commonalities between spirit and body, men and Read more...

 
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