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The 5 best nuns in literature
With her jewels, lapdogs and courtly airs, the nun to whom we are introduced in The Canterbury Tales is no unworldly religious enthusiast. Fastidious and "coy", she weeps at a mouse caught in a trap, but tells a cruel antisemitic tale. The heroine of Measure for Measure is about to enter the convent of St Clare, and worrying that the sisterhood's rules might not be strict enough. He was castrated by her vengeful relatives and she was forced into a nunnery. In Pope's retelling, she weeps in her cell, but more over the loss of love than the sin of it.
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Nuns are among us lately. Fialka writes:. - When Wall Street Journal reporter Fialka set out to tell the story of America's Catholic nuns, he knew he faced a daunting challenge.
I never get puns so when one comes to me I get all excited. I mentioned in that post the appeal of the closed religious community for writers. Then I began to tot up the number of nun books I had read — and there were a round dozen on my shelves. Nonfiction about nuns. Rumer Godden gets special mention for having written three nun novels. Black Narcissus came first in , filmed in with Deborah Kerr. Anglican sisters in the Himalayas try not to go too native.
Who run the world? Award-winning journalist Jo Piazza thinks that answer should be nuns! In her latest nonfiction work, If Nuns Ruled the World , Piazza explores the lives of ten sisters who are actively changing the world for the better. Defying outdated stereotypes, these nuns travel the country protesting restrictive healthcare, breaking into nuclear weapons facilities, and even defying the Catholic Church by welcoming gay and lesbian believers. To celebrate the book's release, we asked Piazza about her own favorite fictional nuns. Of all the nuns in literature, Piazza thinks these five are the best — bar nun. I never really believed that Geoffrey Chaucer's Prioress was actually a nun, but she was so over-the-top it was impossible not to find her delightful.