Catholic girlhood narratives: the Church and self-denial

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Northeastern University Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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Thirty-three girlhood memoirs by a diverse group of Catholic women, including Sarah Bernhardt and Simone de Beauvoir, are the focus of this pioneering study.

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CATH GIRLHOOD NARRATIVES

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On the basis of their place in Catholic Church history, Evasdaughter--a literary scholar, Catholic convert, and former Dominican--examines the autobiographies of 33 Catholic women writing between 1850 ... Read full review

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Introduction
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art
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND THE CATHOLIC WOMAN
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Evesdaughter grew up in the First Christian Church in Tulsa. At age 17 she joined the Catholic Church. She pursued a literary education at the University of Tulsa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served as a Dominican Sister for 15 years. Today she spends her time studying Spanish literature, reading mysteries, writing novels, and walking. She is approaching Zen Buddhism at the pace of a snail.