The Gospel According to the Novelist Paperback

Religious Scripture and Contemporary Fiction

by Magdalena Maczynska;

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The Gospel According to the Novelist

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Why have so many prominent literary authors-from Philip Pullman and Jose Saramago to Michele Roberts and Colm Toibim-recently rewritten the canonical story of Jesus Christ? What does that say about our supposedly secular age? In this insightful study, Magdalena Maczynska defines and examines the genre of scriptural metafiction novels that not only transform religious texts but also draw attention to these transformations. In addition to providing rich examples and close readings, Maczynska positions literary studies within interdisciplinary debates about religion and secularity. Her book demonstrates a surprising turn of events: even as contemporary novelists deconstruct the traditional categories of secular and sacred writing, they open up new spaces for scripture in contemporary culture."

The Gospel According to the Novelist by Magdalena Maczynska was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in March 2017. The ISBN for The Gospel According to the Novelist is 9781350028449.

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Details for The Gospel According to the Novelist

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 2017)
Number of Pages160
Thickness9 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4492990
Page last updated 6th June 2018
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