Book details

Publication date: May 2016
Features: 4 B&W images, bibliography, notes
Keywords: French Literature / Women's Studies / Comparative Literature
Subject(s): LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century, French Literature / Women's Studies / Comparative Literature, Literary Criticism, FICTION / Epistolary, RELIGION / Christian Life / Love & Marriage, Fiction: general & literary, French Literature / Women's Studies / Comparative Literature
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Sheila Delany. Sheila Delany is Professor Emerita at Simon Fraser University. A medievalist and lifelong political activist, she has already brought one forgotten author, Osbern Bokenham, into the scholarly mainstream. Delany lives in Vancouver.

Sylvain Maréchal. Sylvain Maréchal (1750–1803) was a French essayist, poet, activist, political theorist, and editor of the journal Révolutions de Paris.

"Until recently almost none of Sylvain Maréchal’s works have been available in English, except on the Marxists Internet Archive, nor have any of the major studies of his life and works been translated. Happily, this is now being corrected by Sheila Delany, who has just published the second in a projected series of three of Maréchal’s books. Having already published a translation of the biting Anti-Saints, and with his brilliant For and Against the Bible in process, [University of Alberta Press now has published Delany’s] wonderfully presented and translated The Woman Priest."

Mitchell Abidor, Science & Society

"...a valuable addition to the quickly expanding body of literature on the role of religion in the French Enlightenment that productively showcases the writings of an author who has long been recognized in French scholarship as exceptional for his atheistic positioning in the religious and political field of his day." [Full review at]

Alicia Montoya, Reading Religion

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