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

Author: Ariel Clark Silver
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 contested acceptance over centuries in various scriptural canons, the work focuses on the reception of the Esther text in America.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Silver, Ariel Clark.
Book of Esther and the typology of female transfiguration in American literature.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017044080
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Clark Silver
ISBN: 9781498564793 1498564798
OCLC Number: 1004957443
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 229 pages)
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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