Across the Atlantic: Grace Aguilar's correspondence with Miriam and Solomon Cohen

Title: Across the Atlantic: Grace Aguilar's correspondence with Miriam and Solomon Cohen
Source document: Brno studies in English. 2021, vol. 47, iss. 1, pp. 223-242
  • ISSN
    0524-6881 (print)
    1805-0867 (online)
Type: Article

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The study of women's epistolary writing offers important perceptions into gender stereotypes and changing cultural insights of gender-genre connections. Moreover, studying a writer's letters may offer clues to the fundamental textures of lived experience as well as express his/ her private thoughts, theological, social, cultural deliberations, etc. Grace Aguilar's correspondence with her American friends Miriam and Solomon Cohen has never been investigated, although this exchange delineates Aguilar's literary oeuvre, her theological deliberations and her reflections about the status of women in general, and Jewish women, in particular, in the nineteenth-century society. This paper aims at rectifying the aforementioned neglect by exposing and examining the ideological and literary heritage of Grace Aguilar revealed by her correspondence.
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