Altered Habits: Reconsidering the Nun in Fiction

Title

Altered Habits: Reconsidering the Nun in Fiction

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Description

In a comprehensive analysis of the nun in literature, Manuela Mourão challenges the notion that nuns are "women who lead unnatural lives, most probably because they were disappointed in love or because they failed to adjust to 'reality'. Unique in the breadth of its historical and literary scope--the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries and the national literatures of France and England, with references to those of Portugal, Italy, and the U.S. Altered Habits examines the representation of nuns and convents in a range of primary sources, both canonical and more culturally marginal.... [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780813024707

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

University Press of Florida

City

Gainesville, FL

Keywords

Fiction history and criticism, Nun, Monasticism, Themes and figures, Women writers

Disciplines

Comparative Literature | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies