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Abstract:
Nakhjavani’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 with permission from bahai-studies.ca/past-issues.

A Postsecular Look at the Reading Motif in Bahiyyih Nakhjavani's The Woman Who Read Too Much

by Mary A. Sobhani

published in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 25:1-2, pages 73-99
Ottawa: Association for Baha'i Studies North America, 2015
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