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The Resource Bitter scrolls : sexist poison in the canon, Peter Heinegg

Bitter scrolls : sexist poison in the canon, Peter Heinegg

Label
Bitter scrolls : sexist poison in the canon
Title
Bitter scrolls
Title remainder
sexist poison in the canon
Statement of responsibility
Peter Heinegg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bitter Scrolls is a broad survey of our "sacred texts," both Holy Writ (Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Qur'an) and secular masterpieces, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to the work of William Butler Yeats and D.H. Lawrence, whose canonical status often exempts them from the sort of hardnosed, commonsense criticism that we uniformly apply to contemporary literature and art. A frank look at this literature reveals a stunning combination of bias and blindness toward women. Acknowledging this would, in any case, be painful and depressing; but confronting it in some of our greatest minds--Homer, Aeschylus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Rabelais, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, and so on--must inevitably give rise to profound, if no longer unusual, culture shock. With few exceptions, we can no more remake the canon than we can redesign our family tree, but we need to come to terms with the toxic contents of our art.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Heinegg, Peter
Dewey number
810.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS100
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Misogyny in literature
  • Sexism in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
Label
Bitter scrolls : sexist poison in the canon, Peter Heinegg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Note binding error: p. 8 was skipped so in subsequent paging, odd-numbered pages are on the left, but apparently no text is missing
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rabelais and the triumph of youmanism
  • Thoroughly unmodern Willie : Shakespeare's women
  • Milton confronts the biblical babe
  • Alexander Pope's dissonant classical symphony
  • Wordsworth and the helpless female
  • Tolstoy's women : barefoot in the dacha
  • W.B. Yeats : the last of the red-hot lovers
  • D.H. Lawrence : hierophant unhinged
  • Salvation through the feminist canon?
  • Leftover toxins
  • Introduction: In their own words
  • Gilgamesh : off to a very bad start
  • The mightiest, manliest murderers
  • Clytemnestra's ghost : Aeschylus puts women in their place
  • Moses : misogyny in high places
  • Paul : Christianity's founder founders
  • Muhammad keeps the ladies in line
  • Boccaccio and the Renaissance Playboy philosophy
Control code
650219844
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780761852889
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010933279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)650219844
Label
Bitter scrolls : sexist poison in the canon, Peter Heinegg
Publication
Note
Note binding error: p. 8 was skipped so in subsequent paging, odd-numbered pages are on the left, but apparently no text is missing
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rabelais and the triumph of youmanism
  • Thoroughly unmodern Willie : Shakespeare's women
  • Milton confronts the biblical babe
  • Alexander Pope's dissonant classical symphony
  • Wordsworth and the helpless female
  • Tolstoy's women : barefoot in the dacha
  • W.B. Yeats : the last of the red-hot lovers
  • D.H. Lawrence : hierophant unhinged
  • Salvation through the feminist canon?
  • Leftover toxins
  • Introduction: In their own words
  • Gilgamesh : off to a very bad start
  • The mightiest, manliest murderers
  • Clytemnestra's ghost : Aeschylus puts women in their place
  • Moses : misogyny in high places
  • Paul : Christianity's founder founders
  • Muhammad keeps the ladies in line
  • Boccaccio and the Renaissance Playboy philosophy
Control code
650219844
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780761852889
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010933279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)650219844

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