The Modernist Madonna: Semiotics of the Maternal Metaphor

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Indiana University Press, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 215 pages
A well-organized, profound case for the reinterpretation of the creative woman in the nineteenth century. --Carol RavenalFocusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Cassatt, Tillie Olsen, and Alice Walker, Van Buren uses present-day critical and theoretical concepts to explore the relations among artists' lives, works, and cultures.

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