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The Book of Esther and the typology of female transfiguration in American literature

Author: Ariel Clark Silver
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This monograph treats the biblical figure of Esther and her reception in nineteenth-century American literature. After providing an understanding of the Book of Esther in the Hebrew Bible and its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silver, Ariel Clark.
Book of Esther and the typology of female transfiguration in American literature.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017046393
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Clark Silver
ISBN: 149856478X 9781498564786
OCLC Number: 1004769923
Description: ix, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The death of male sacrifice: Margaret Fuller and the flowering of a new God --
Esther as type: the search for a figure of female redemption --
"A" is for atonement: Hawthorne and Hester --
Beyond redemption: Queen Esther, Zenobia, and Miriam --
The education of Esther: Henry Adams and the eternal woman --
The face of female salvation: Clover Adams and the art of transfiguration.
Responsibility: Ariel Clark Silver.

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Closely and densely argued, yet nevertheless accessible to the non-specialist, this volume will be of interest to students of biblical interpretation and culture and of American literature. * The Read more...

 
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