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Willful Submission - Sado-Erotics and Heavenly Marriage in Victorian Religious Poetry (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,254
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Willful Submission - Sado-Erotics and Heavenly Marriage in Victorian Religious Poetry (Hardcover): Amanda Paxton

Willful Submission - Sado-Erotics and Heavenly Marriage in Victorian Religious Poetry (Hardcover)

Amanda Paxton; Series edited by Herbert F. Tucker

Series: Victorian Literature and Culture Series

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Victorian England: a Jesuit priest writes of wrestling with God at night, limbs entangled; an Anglican sister begs Jesus, her divine lover, to end her aching anticipation of their union; a clergyman exhorts nuns to study the example of medieval women who suffered on the rack in order to become ""brides"" of Christ. Alongside the march of nineteenth-century progress ran a seemingly paradoxical fascination with a dark, erotically suggestive side of religious devotion: the figuration of the Christian God as a heavenly bridegroom who doles out punishment to his bride, the individual soul. Through innovative case studies of Victorian religious poetry, Amanda Paxton reveals that while the punitive model proved a convenient rhetorical tool with which to deflate burgeoning nineteenth-century campaigns for women's rights and challenges to Church authority, in the hands of several writers it also provided a means of resisting patriarchal institutions and interrogating distinctions between science and religion. Willful Submission is the first full-length volume to examine the interplay of sex, suffering, and religion as a touchstone in Victorian culture and verse.

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Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Victorian Literature and Culture Series
Release date: December 2017
Authors: Amanda Paxton
Series editors: Herbert F. Tucker
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-4077-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literary & linguistic reference works
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literary & linguistic reference works > Literary reference works
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 19th century
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LSN: 0-8139-4077-X
Barcode: 9780813940779

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