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Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions

Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions( )
Author: Johnson, Lynn S.
Staley, Lynn
ISBN:978-0-271-01031-1
Publication Date:Sep 1994
Publisher:Pennsylvania State University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions, a contextual and historical study of the Book, focuses on Kempe's ability to construct a fiction that exploits the conventions of sacred biography and devotional prose as the means of scrutinizing the very foundations of fifteenth-century English society. Thus, though the Book is cast into a communally sanctioned "female" form, Kempe uses the very conventions that tended to define that form to test its outer limits. In producing a text whose...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.67 Inches
Book Weight:0.9 Pounds



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