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First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 17589
Sinopsis: “Peter Powers brings together critical sophistication in both theology and cultural history, while also demonstrating superior skills at literary analysis. There are few books that address the role of religion in American fiction, let alone ethnic American fiction. None do so in so profoundly revisionary a way as this.”—Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr., University of Massachusetts–Amherst
In Recalling Religions, Peter Kerry Powers demonstrates the pervasive influence of religion in the literature produced by ethnic women writers in late-twentieth-century America. Through close readings of works by Alice Walker, Maxine Hong Kingston, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Cynthia Ozick, the author shows how particular religious traditions have served as a resource for ethnic women, enabling them to sustain their communities in the face of oppression.
Powers’s analysis serves as an important corrective to earlier investigations of literature and religion. Too often, he argues, such studies have functioned with an abstract or individualistic notion of religion, thus downplaying the significance of ethnic traditions and practices. Other studies have emphasized the religious traditions of discrete groups but have failed to see the points of contact and common purpose between different ethnic experiences.
By examining writers with disparate religious heritages, Powers introduces important new insights. He finds that even as traditions and cultural memories have nurtured ethnic wormen writers, their works have frequently rewritten or recreated such traditions for the present day—seeking, for instance, to overcome or transcend the sexism that may have characterized earlier periods.
In its explorations of Walker, Kingston, Silko, and Ozick, Recalling Religions identifies broader trends that further our understanding of both American literatureand religious culture.
The Author: Peter Kerry Powers is associate professor of English at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. His articles and reviews have appeared in South Atlantic Review, African American Review, American Literature, MELUS, and other publications.
About the Author:
Peter Kerry Powers is associate professor of English at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. His articles and reviews have appeared in South Atlantic Review, African American Review, American Literature, MELUS, and other publications.
Título: Recalling Religions: Resistance, Memory, and...
Editorial: University of Tennessee Press
Año de publicación: 2001
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Univ Tennessee Press, 2001. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP76812825
Descripción University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, Tennessee:, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; Bright tight and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright dust jacket. Feels and appears unread and as new. F/F. Nº de ref. de la librería 33961