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Augustine and Literature

Augustine and Literature

by John Doody
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739109138

ISBN-13: 9780739109137

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Is the wholeness of "the body" revealed to be an illusion when its parts insist on their due? Has the term "the body" become meaningless because it is interpreted so differently across disciplines? In 13 essays contributors describe how the parts, both fore and aft, and the whole human or society relate to each other. They examine how the vascular system was linked

Overview

Is the wholeness of "the body" revealed to be an illusion when its parts insist on their due? Has the term "the body" become meaningless because it is interpreted so differently across disciplines? In 13 essays contributors describe how the parts, both fore and aft, and the whole human or society relate to each other. They examine how the vascular system was linked with dangerous criminals, how medicine interpreted sodomy, why racial folklore became part of medicine, how ethnicity and gender became intertwined, how eros won over lacteros, or perhaps it did not, and why manual dexterity was important to both medicine and manufacturing in late eighteenth- century Britain. They explore how people define values in transsexual autobiography, in phalloplasty, in a culture of the male abdomen, in body building, in the aesthetics of the skin, and in the cosmetic surgery of 1926. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739109137
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation Series
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part 1Literature to the Sixteenth Century
1The Weight of Love: Augustinian Metaphors of Movement in Dante's Souls15
2"Se ponne pisne Wealsteal Wise Gepohte": An Augustinian Reading of the Early English Meditation the Wanderer37
3"There's a Divinity That Shapes Our Ends": An Augustinian Reading of Hamlet63
Part 2Literature of the Seventeenth Century
4St. Augustine and the Metaphysical Poets97
5Eloquence for the Age of Enlightenment: Fenelon's St. Augustine117
6Justifying the Ways of God and Man: Theodicy in Augustine and Milton139
Part 3Nineteenth-Century Literature
7The Senescence of the World: Augustine's Idea of History and Ibsen's Emperor and Galilean157
8"Descend That You May Ascend": Augustine, Dostoevsky, and the Confessions of Ivan Karamazov179
9"Eat Me, Drink Me, Love Me": Eucharist and the Erotic Body in Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market215
10"Words, Those Precious Cups of Meaning": Augustine's Influence on the Thought and Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.233
11A Season in Hell, or the Confessions of Arthur Rimbaud255
12Feminine Wisdom in Augustine and Goethe's Faust271
Part 4Twentieth-Century Literature
13Faulkner's Augustinian Sense of Time287
14Augustinian Physicality and the Rhetoric of the Grotesque in the Art of Flannery O'Connor301
15Marking the Frontiers of World War II with "Stabilized Disorder": Rebecca West Reads St. Augustine327
16Confessional Ethics in Augustine and Ralph Ellison343
Bibliography363
Augustine's Works Index387
Author Index395
Subject Index401
About the Editors and Contributors411

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