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The Resource The Portuguese nun : formation of a national myth, Anna Klobucka

The Portuguese nun : formation of a national myth, Anna Klobucka

Label
The Portuguese nun : formation of a national myth
Title
The Portuguese nun
Title remainder
formation of a national myth
Statement of responsibility
Anna Klobucka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study describes and analyzes cultural and literary mythology surrounding the figure of the seventeenth-century nun Mariana Alcoforado as the presumed author of the celebrated collection of love letters that originally appeared in 1669 in French under the title of Lettres portugaises (known in their many English editions as Portuguese Letters or Letters of a Portuguese Nun). Ostensibly written by a nun cloistered in a provincial Portuguese convent to her departed lover, an officer in the French army, they are nowadays generally reputed to have been a literary fake authored by a seventeenth-century French writer." "The Portuguese Nun describes the foundation and development of the myth of Soror Mariana and illuminates its continuing investment in the fabrication, by the country's cultural elite, of a shared national imagination. It examines the process of national reappropriation of the text from the Romantic period until its latest, postmodern manifestations exemplified most remarkably by the feminist manifesto Novas Cartas Portuguesas [New Portuguese Letters]. From its first "retranslations" into Portuguese in the early nineteenth century, this slim collection of five love letters has retained its status of a somewhat improbable textual support for one of Portugal's most persistently cultivated cultural fictions."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klobucka, Anna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1799.G795
LC item number
L4339 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Guilleragues, Gabriel Joseph de Lavergne
  • Guilleragues, Gabriel Joseph de Lavergne
  • Guilleragues, Gabriel Joseph de Lavergne
  • Guilleragues, Gabriel Joseph de Lavergne
  • Guilleragues, Gabriel Joseph de Lavergne
Label
The Portuguese nun : formation of a national myth, Anna Klobucka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm44026404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
151 p.
Isbn
9780838754658
Lccn
00034224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780838754658
Other physical details
ill., port.
Label
The Portuguese nun : formation of a national myth, Anna Klobucka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm44026404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
151 p.
Isbn
9780838754658
Lccn
00034224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780838754658
Other physical details
ill., port.

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