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Perverse Midrash [electronic resource] : Oscar Wilde, André Gide, and censorship of biblical drama / Katherine Brown Downey.

Author/Creator:
Downey, Katherine Brown.
Publication:
New York : Continuum, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (193 p.)
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Subjects:
Bible plays -- History and criticism.
Bible plays -- Censorship.
Religion and literature.
Theater -- Censorship.
Bible -- In literature.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Salomé.
Salome (Biblical figure) -- In literature.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Censorship.
Gide, André, 1869-1951 -- Censorship.
Saul, King of Israel -- In literature.
Gide, André, 1869-1951. Saül.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Oscar Wilde's Salome and Andre Gide's Saul have been considered critically in the traditional contexts of authorial oeuvre, biography, or "thought." These plays have been treated with embarrassed respect, dealt with only because of the importance of their authors. That Wilde and Gide made use of biblical material seems to discomfit their critics; that they had done so at a time when biblical drama was prohibited has rarely been addressed. Traditional critical treatments seek to smooth over the plays' aberrant qualities. This study takes them seriously as aberrations and investigates Wilde's an
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue: ""Half Biblical, Half Pornographic""; Act I: Cultural Dialogues; Act II: Interpretive Monologues; Epilogue: ""Perverse Midrashim""; Works Cited; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-171) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-29803-4
9786611298036
1-84714-199-4
OCLC:
228871557