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Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin by Marina Warner

By Marina Warner

This certain learn of the cult of the Virgin Mary deals a fashion of wondering the interrelations of Catholicism and ideas of excellent femininity over the longue duree. An bold background of the altering symbolism of the mummy of God, by myself of All Her intercourse holds as much as the sunshine varied emphases happening at varied occasions, and highlights that the obvious archetype of a magna mater is consistently in play with social and old stipulations and values.
Marina Warner's attention-grabbing standpoint was once solid within the aftermath of vital postwar advancements in heritage, anthropology, and feminism and the e-book encouraged fierce debates whilst it was once first released in 1976. by myself of All Her intercourse is additionally an emotive, own assertion, coming up from Warner's personal upbringing as a Catholic. It alternatives up on vintage bills corresponding to Mary MacCarthy's Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood and Antonia White's Frost in may perhaps, in addition to the author's personal reports at a Catholic boarding institution. hugely arguable in conservative quarters, the book's arguments have been welcomed and regarded via many readers who shared Warner's stories. during this re-creation, Marina Warner has written a brand new preface which studies the e-book within the gentle of the current
debate approximately secularism, religion, countries, and social identities. She takes factor together with her unique fallacious end that the fashionable age may see the cult of Mary fade away and revises it within the gentle of contemporary popes' enthusiasm for the mummy of God, a clean wave of visions and revelations, a brand new new release of
female saints, and the reorientation of theological methods to the girl query.

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Antigone. Unpublished manuscript (Manipur, India, 1995). Watanabe, José. Antígona: versión libre de la tragedia de Sófocles. Lima, Peru: Yuyachkani: Comisión de Derechos Humanos, 2000. Kurup, Shishir. An Antigone Story: A Greek Tragedy Hijack. Unpublished manuscript (United States, 2000). Huertas, Jorge. Antígonas: linaje de hembras. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Editorial Biblos, 2002. Wellman, Mac. Antigone. pdf (United States, 2002). Coca, Jordi. Antígona. Barcelona, Spain: Edicions Proa, 2002. Yehya Effat, and Amel Fadji.

Hollingdale (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1983), p. 60. 10. Froma I. Zeitlin, “Thebes: Theater of Self and Society in Athenian Drama,” in Nothing to Do with Dionysos? Athenian Drama in Its Social Context, ed. John J. Winkler and Froma I. Zeitlin (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990). Hereafter, Zeitlin references are given parenthetically within the text. 11. According to the Theban myth of origins, the city was established when Cadmus slew the dragon of Ares and sowed his teeth like seeds in the ground.

Oppressive political institutions such as the administrative state, Dietz insists, are best challenged not by “the language of love and compassion, but only [by] the language of freedom and equality” (34). It follows, then, that Dietz’s interpretation of Antigone sees in the heroine’s actions a model for a more public and participatory “citizenship with a feminist face” (as in the title of her essay). In Dietz’s reading, Creon has launched a concerted assault on Thebes’ ancient democratic order, and Antigone acts not so much to defend the prerogatives of the family as to preserve “the customs and traditions of a collective civil life” (28–29).

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