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Published: 01 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393030-069
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9303-0
...The Head of the Virgin Mary Jaroslav Seifert (1901–1986) This poem, “Hlava Panny Marie” (“The Head of the Virgin Mary comes from Sei­ fert’s first collection, Deštník z Piccadilly (Umbrella from Piccadilly), published in Czechoslovakia in 1979 after a decade-long ban. Seifert describes his...
Published: 08 December 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376125-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7612-5
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384915-098
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8491-5
... of the dead and calls upon all of them. If I am going to purify my house [despojar mi casa], I mention theVirgin and the others, like San Lázaro and theVirgin Mary, but the main one is the Virgin of Cobre. Why should she be the Patron of Cuba? Because she is the mother of all Cubans, she...
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388951-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8895-1
... mode of self-display, a concealed visibil- ity. The lead girl had to look “pious, humble and pure,”14 with her head veiled like the nuns, the Virgin Mary, and other female saints: “Dressing up to look like the Virgin Mary was fun. Each time I covered my head with a veil I felt holy, special...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396604-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9660-4
... undefiled virgin; and christe who is an Innocente and Lambe wthoute spotte." His answer was an arresting one: Though yee righteous maye sometyme stan de and staye in the testimonie of theire Innocencie, and simplicitie of a dove yet must they sometyme fiye in the wisedomme of a serpent. It ys...
Published: 27 December 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388449-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8844-9
... expression in many societies. But the two most important are the Association of the Good Death and the Daughters of Mary. The Daughters of Mary, to a great extent, in fact almost exclusively, shape the character of the village, exercising a rigid discipline over dress, movements, speech...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380979-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8097-9
... Teresia Teaiwa, Last Virgin in Paradise (Suva, Fiji: Mana Pub• lications, 1993). 16. Theroux, Happy Isles, 398. 17. Schmitt, Hawai'i in the Movies, 6. Bloody Mary Meets Lois-Ann Yamanaka 169 Pacific resident.18 Elvis's detailed knowledge of local custom and idiom...
Published: 31 October 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383840-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8384-0
... ‘ooooohthelittle birds! Ooooh look! A little bunny!’ That’s what he taught his ingenues, and they all did 30 thesamething Even if Pickford’s heroines were less vacuous and hysterical and more assertive and ‘‘realistic’’ than Griffith’s virginally pure child-woman, they still depended on the...
Published: 20 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387527-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8752-7
... contributed mightily to national identity formation but did not necessarily embrace the government’s messages. Critically, thousands of Catholics opposed to offi- cial anti-Catholic campaigns identified with a figure absent from the state’s symbolic repertoire: the Virgin of Guadalupe. The olive-skinned...
Published: 20 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387527-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8752-7
... virgin snow To seek refuge in my palm trees under the sky of 37 My tropical home. 106 marco velázquez and mary kay vaughan In August 1927, the facade of Mexico City’s Teatro Lírico glittered with multicolored lights, banners...
Published: 20 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387527-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8752-7
... accused of stealing a statue of the Virgin from the hacienda of Santa Rosa, they defended their deed in revolutionary terms.Year after year, they explained, the hacendado had taken corn from each family and from the lands sown by 164 mary kay vaughan the cofradía on the pretext...
Published: 20 February 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8752-7
Published: 25 October 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383864-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8386-4
... the Creole ruling classes, to whom the Virgin appealed as the pri- mary means to distinguish Mexico and ultimately to elevate the colony above Spain. ‘‘Among the Indians however, ‘‘the cult found devotion be- cause the Virgin’s message in the Nican Mopohua was specifically directed to them and...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396604-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9660-4
... should choose to acknowledge only Belphoebe and Gloriana remains an interesting ques• tion and probably has something to do with the delicate business of representing Elizabeth in a way that meets with her approval. Certainly Belphoebe's permanently virginal state most accurately reflects Eliz...
Published: 07 April 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386681-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8668-1
...B On Mary’s Voice: Gendered Words in Syriac Marian Tradition susan ashbrook harvey Syriac Christianity is noteworthy for the early prominence it grants to the Virgin Mary, both in devotional activity and in doctrinal instruction.∞ In a...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398578-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9857-8
...-century historical texts that advertise themselves as "true," chronicling travels to the Holy Land, major battles, the births and deaths of royalty, the reception of Spanish ambassadors abroad, natural catastrophes, appari• tions of the Virgin Mary, and so on. Although the label relaci6n verdadera...
Published: 20 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387527-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8752-7
... Colegio Aquiles Serdán and filial of the temple San Felipe Neri.The con- gregation was devoted to the Virgin Mary and included most of the school’s students. Led by a Jesuit, women members had different appointments from president to treasurerand did charitablework at hospital and parochial schools...
Published: 20 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387527-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8752-7
... Manuel Altamirano acknowl- edged the transcendent significance for Mexicans of the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe: ‘‘It is the national idolatryInthelast extreme, in the most desperate cases, the cult of the Mexican Virgin is the only bond which unites them Altamirano concluded that the day Our Lady...
Published: 20 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387527-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8752-7
... ‘‘Guadalupana Hymn which became the anthem of the Catholic movement: ¡Mexicanos, fly quickly in pursuit of the banner of the Virgin, and in the struggle you will be victorious defending the Patria and God! During the governorship of...
Published: 20 February 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8752-7