The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life

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This collection of essays by poet Julia Kasdorf probe, in her own words, the tangled threads of gender and cultural/religious identity as they relate to the emergence and exercise of literary authority. Her ten essays, accompanied by 42 illustrations (from a nude by Titian, to family photos, to a famous image of Marilyn Monroe) and a dozen of her poems, focus on specific aspects of Mennonite life. Often drawing from historical episodes or family stories, Kasdorf pursues themes of martyrdom, landscape, silence, the body, ...

The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life 2001, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801866623

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