Graceful Exits: Catholic Women and the Art of Departure

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The personal narratives of nine 20th-century Catholic female authors Monica Baldwin, Antonia White, Mary McCarthy, Mary Gordon, Mary Daly, Barbara Ferraro, Patricia Hussey, Karen Armstrong, and Patricia Hampl speak eloquently about the process of departure from the church and its institutions. This study explores each author s breaking of the taboo associated with women leaving their "proper place." It locates five themes at the heart of all of their narratives: reversal, boundary crossing, diaspora, renaming, and recycling ...

Graceful Exits: Catholic Women and the Art of Departure 2003, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253343161

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