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Prelude: Poems
by Brynne Rebele-Henry
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-0-8229-8888-5 | Paper: 978-0-8229-6688-3

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Prelude delineates the gay female experience through the imagined girlhood of Catherine of Siena, a Catholic saint who lived in 1300s Italy and disobeyed her parents to devote her life to God. Although she was not a member of the clergy, her religious activism and writings had incredible influence on the Pope and the Church. Through this lens, Brynne Rebele-Henry examines the historical erasure of gay women’s lives and offers a perspective of Medieval queer girlhood while considering themes such as violence, desire, and the lesbian body.

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