The Modernist Madonna: Semiotics of the Maternal Metaphor

The Modernist Madonna: Semiotics of the Maternal Metaphor

by Jane Silverman van Van Buren
     
 

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"A well-organized, profound case for the reinterpretation of the creative woman in the nineteenth century." —Carol Ravenal

Focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Cassatt, Tillie Olsen, and Alice Walker, Van Buren uses present-day critical and theoretical concepts to explore the relations among artists’ lives, works, and cultures.

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"A well-organized, profound case for the reinterpretation of the creative woman in the nineteenth century." —Carol Ravenal

Focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Cassatt, Tillie Olsen, and Alice Walker, Van Buren uses present-day critical and theoretical concepts to explore the relations among artists’ lives, works, and cultures.

Indiana University Press

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Explores the symbolism of the parent-child relationship in modern society, drawing on the views of anthropologists and psychologists. Analyzes Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little Women, the paintings of Mary Cassatt, and the writings of Tillie Olsen and Alice Walker. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780253362032
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
12/22/1989
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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