The Modernist Madonna: Semiotics of the Maternal Metaphor

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Indiana University Press, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 215 pages
A well-organized, profound case for the reinterpretation of the creative woman in the nineteenth century. --Carol RavenalFocusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Cassatt, Tillie Olsen, and Alice Walker, Van Buren uses present-day critical and theoretical concepts to explore the relations among artists' lives, works, and cultures.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 2
25
CHAPTER 3
64
CHAPTER 4
96
CHAPTER 5
124
CHAPTER 6
157
Notes I
176
Index I
205
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