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.
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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ISBN - 10:1611484065

ISBN - 13:9781611484069


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