Writing Teresa: The Saint from Avila at the fin-de-siglo by Denise DupontWriting Teresa: The Saint from Avila at the fin-de-siglo by Denise Dupont

Writing Teresa: The Saint from Avila at the fin-de-siglo

byDenise Dupont

Hardcover | December 16, 2011

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Writing Teresa: The Saint from Ávila at the fin-de-siglo examines the Teresa de Jesús "boom" of roughly 1880-1930 and offers an in-depth study of five major Spanish participants in the turn-of-the-twentieth-century explosion of literary treatments of St. Teresa. This historical period's interest in the Saint from Ávila relates to popularization and nationalization of aspects of Catholicism, technological advances, a modernist fascination with saintly heroes, the search for new Spanish identities, and the evolving role of women writers and intellectuals. Teresa was mysticism in its historical context, energy in a time of doubt, the possibility of reconciling science and spirituality, a new vision for writing, and a maternal figure linked to the religion of the past for those who had lost the faith of their childhood.
Denise DuPont is associate professor of Spanish at Southern Methodist University.
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Title:Writing Teresa: The Saint from Avila at the fin-de-sigloFormat:HardcoverDimensions:341 pages, 9.41 × 6.38 × 0.99 inPublished:December 16, 2011Publisher:Bucknell University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction. An Hour with Teresa: The Saint and Her Interpreters Science, Mysticism, Spiritualism, and the FeminineCatholicism in Nineteenth-Century Spain: Teresa as Popular Holy MotherNationalizing Teresa: The Third Centennial, and Political DivisionsCreating National Culture: The Role of ScholarsFin-de-siglo Exploration of Spanish Identity: The Saintly Hero in LiteratureTeresa in Turn-of-the-Century Spain: Male and Female PerspectivesStories of Teresa in Clarín, Pardo Bazán, Unamuno, Azorín, and Blanca de los RíosAn Hour with Teresa (1880-1930) Chapter One. Clarín's Teresa: the faith of the motherTeresa: national pathology or national project?Clarín as critic: On Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo and Benito Pérez GaldósLa Regenta: Female Affliction and Male Desire Mothers, Nuns, and supercheríasSaintly Pairs: Salvation for Clarín and the Nation Chapter Two. Emilia Pardo Bazán and Teresa de Jesús, in public and privateFranciscanism, Mysticism and the Heroic Woman WriterA Model for Women: Teresa on the National StageSainthood and Superiority: La Quimera and Dulce DueñoPostscript: Teresa and the Return to Community Chapter Three. Unamuno and the Agony of TeresaEn torno al casticismo: Teresa's Interior CastlesVida de Don Quijote y Sancho: Divine QuijotessDel sentimiento trágico de la vida: The Agonies of Teresa as Super-SelfLa tía Tula: Teresa and Her FamilyUnamuno, Poet: A Lyrics of TeresaAdditional Agony, and Dreams of LibertyChapter Four. Heroism and Humility: Azorín Writes TeresaThe Early Years, and the Unbearable Whiteness of the Eternal FeminineThe Past is not Present: Teresa's Inaccessibility and the Author's DoubtsBringing the Classics to LifeAuthority and Intervention: Rescuing TeresaFictions and Fantasies of Teresa's Savior and Disciple"La humildad es la verdad": Final Lessons from Teresa Chapter Five. Blanca de los Ríos: Teresa as Mother of TraditionThe Women of Tirso: Teresa in Gabriel TéllezTeresa as Hero: Linguistic Maternity and the Woman's PenAddressing Women: Teresa in Blanca de los Ríos's PresentA Teresa for the Future Conclusion. Public and Private TeresasWorks Cited