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The Resource Religion and sexuality in American literature, Ann-Janine Morey

Religion and sexuality in American literature, Ann-Janine Morey

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Religion and sexuality in American literature
Title
Religion and sexuality in American literature
Statement of responsibility
Ann-Janine Morey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 asking two basic questions: How have American novelists handled the interaction between religious and sexual experience? Are there instructive similarities and differences in how male and female authors write about religion and sexuality? Using both canonical and noncanonical fiction, Ann-Janine Morey examines novels dealing with the ministry as the medium wherein so many of the tensions of religion and sexuality are dramatized and then moves to contemporary novels that deal with moral and religious issues through metaphor. Based upon a sophisticated and selective application of metaphor theory, deconstruction, and feminist postmodernism, Morey argues that while American fiction has replicated many traditional animosities, there are also some rather surprising resources here for commonality between men and women if we acknowledge and understand the intimate relationship between language and physical life
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morey, Ann-Janine
Dewey number
810.9/382
Index
index present
LC call number
PS166
LC item number
.M67 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Sex
  • Sex in literature
  • Religion and literature
Label
Religion and sexuality in American literature, Ann-Janine Morey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Appendix A: the homiletic novels and their authors -- Appendix B: the parsonage novels and their authors
Control code
25026073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9780521416764
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
91046465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1450654
Label
Religion and sexuality in American literature, Ann-Janine Morey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Appendix A: the homiletic novels and their authors -- Appendix B: the parsonage novels and their authors
Control code
25026073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9780521416764
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
91046465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1450654

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