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TITLEA Postsecular Look at the Reading Motif in Bahiyyih Nakhjavani's The Woman Who Read Too Much
AUTHOR 1Mary A. Sobhani
DATE_THIS2015
VOLUME25:1-2
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE73-99
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTNakhjavani’s historical novel includes metaphors that underscore a link between the secular and the sacred through the material and metaphysical act of reading; cf. McClure’s Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison.
NOTES Mirrored from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/172.
CROSSREFanother review by the same author (2018)
TAGS- Metaphors and allegories; Arts; Bahiyyih Nakhjavani; Historical fiction; Literature; Reading; Tahirih
 
CONTENT
About: This article is a work of literary analysis. As such, it analyzes the reading motif in Bahiyyih Nakhjavani’s The Woman Who Read Too Much through a postsecular prism. Nakhjavani’s historical novel, as the title suggests, is densely woven with metaphors that underscore a link between the secular and the sacred through the act of reading. Through the metaphors employed in the novel, the act of reading is shown to be both a material and a metaphysical act. This study owes a significant debt to John McClure’s Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison.
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