Erotic Faith: Being in Love from Jane Austen to D. H. Lawrence

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In this profoundly original and far-reaching study, Robert M. Polhemus shows how novels have helped to make erotic love a matter of faith in modern life. Erotic faith, Polhemus argues, is an emotional conviction--ultimately religious in nature--that meaning, value, hope, and even the possibility of transcendence can be found in love. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, Polhemus shows the reciprocity of love as subject, the novel as form, and faith as motive in important works by Jane Austen, Walter Scott, the Bront??? s ...

Erotic Faith: Being in Love from Jane Austen to D. H. Lawrence 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226673233

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Erotic Faith: Being in Love from Jane Austen to D. H. Lawrence 1990, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226673226

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