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Author Downey, Katherine Brown.

Title Perverse Midrash : Oscar Wilde, André Gide, and censorship of biblical drama / Katherine Brown Downey
Published New York : Continuum, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Prologue: "Half Biblical, Half Pornographic"; Act I: Cultural Dialogues; Act II: Interpretive Monologues; Epilogue: "Perverse Midrashim"; Works Cited; Index
Summary Oscar Wilde?s Salome and Andre Gide?s Saul have been considered critically in the traditional contexts of authorial oeuvre, biography, or?thought.? These plays have been treated with embarrassed respect, dealt with only because of the importance of their authors. That Wilde and Gide made use of biblical material seems to discomfit their critics; that they had done so at a time when biblical drama was prohibited has rarely been addressed. Traditional critical treatments seek to smooth over the plays? aberrant qualities. This study takes them seriously as aberrations and investigates Wilde?s an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-171) and index
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Subject Salome (Biblical figure) -- In literature.
Saul, King of Israel -- In literature.
Gide, André, 1869-1951 -- Censorship.
Gide, André, 1869-1951. Saül
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Censorship.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Salomé.
Bible -- In literature.
Bible plays -- Censorship.
Bible plays -- History and criticism.
Religion and literature.
Theater -- Censorship.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281298034
1847141994 (electronic bk.)
9781847141996 (electronic bk.)