By Patricia Zecevic
Drawing at the Spanish Kabbalah's account of the divine talking lady, analysed in phrases derived from modern feminist stylistics - specifically the speculative-cum-theological kind linked to Luce Irigaray's paintings - this examine examines the matter of girl self-presentation in novels from really varied cultural classes and nationwide literary contexts. The research concludes that the 2 works perform the lengthy historical past of kabbalistic-hermetic reflexion at the nature and standing of the Divine female and its expression in language. The deft deployment of present French feminist considering to clarify either the subject matter of the Divine female and the stylistic assets on hand for formal woman self-expression not just sharpens our conception of what's being articulated within the novels themselves. It opens up a outstanding illuminating historic size stretching again to the origins of Kabbalah, during which modern feminism unearths its position.
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