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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: CAN HISFIC BRO2016
Title: Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus: Prostitution and Religious Obedience in the Bible
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Personal name: Brown, Chester
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Historical Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781770462342
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Drawn and Quarterly
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2016
Summary, etc. note: The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir about being a john returns with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown’s fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown’s sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown’s advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus. (Drawn and Quarterly)
Expansion of summary note: Canadian, Canada, bible, adaptations, biblical stories, prostitution, sex, sexuality, historical comics, bible adaptations, Cain and Abel, Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, Matthew, Christianity, sex work, spirituality, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: December, 2018
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