"There's a Way to Alter the Pain": Biblical Revision and African Tradition in the Fictional Cosmology of Gloria Naylor's Mama Day and Bailey's Cafe

by Dorothea Buehler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631633823
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/08/2012
Series: Moderne - Kulturen - Relationen Series , #14
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Dorothea Buehler is a graduate from the University of Würzburg. She is currently working at the English Department at Centralia College in Washington State.

Table of Contents

Contents: New Wine in Old Skins: Revision of Christian Mythology – Biblical Appropriation in the African American Context – Bible meets Blues – A Lost and Ancient Song – Nommos: The Power of the Spoken Word – The Ties that Bind: of Mothers, Virgins, and Whores – The Biblical Quilt – The Mother Pattern – Archmothers and Controlling Images – The Tragic Loss of Mother – The Othermothers – The Virgin-Whore Dichotomy – Between Culprit and Scapegoat: Negotiating the Male – Geo-psychic Spaces – Spaces of Otherness – The Gendered Space – Telling the Whole Story – Literary Activism – Redemption in Writing.

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