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Author DuPont, Denise, 1966-

Title Writing Teresa : the saint from Ávila at the fin-de-siglo / Denise DuPont
Published Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Co-published with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (vii, 296 pages)
Contents Clarín's Teresa: the faith of the mother -- Emilia Pardo Bazán and Teresa de Jesús, in public and private -- Unamuno and the Agony of Teresa -- Heroism and Humility: Azorín Writes Teresa -- Blanca de los Ríos: Teresa as Mother of Tradition -- Public and Private Teresas
Summary "Writing Teresa: The Saint from Ávila at the fin-de-siglo examines the Teresa de Jesús "boom" of roughly 1880-1930, and offers an in-depth study of five major Spanish participants in the turn-of-the-twentieth-century explosion of literary treatments of St. Teresa. This historical period's interest in the Saint from Ávila relates to popularization and nationalization of aspects of Catholicism, technological advances, a modernist fascination with saintly heroes, the search for new Spanish identities, and the evolving role of women writers and intellectuals. Teresa was mysticism in its historical context, energy in a time of doubt, the possibility of reconciling science and spirituality, a new vision for writing, and a maternal figure linked to the religion of the past for those who had lost the faith of their childhood."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582 -- In literature
Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582
Teresa de Jesús 1515-1582
Spanish literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Spanish literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Christian hagiography in literature.
Mysticism and literature -- Spain
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Spanish & Portuguese.
Christian hagiography in literature
Mysticism and literature
Spanish literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bucknell University Press.
ISBN 9781611484076