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The eighth day : a novel with critical commentary

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dc.contributor.advisor Oordt, Martin
dc.contributor.author Galbraith, Evelyn Van
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-02T01:08:31Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-02T01:08:31Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/25
dc.description xlv, 246 leaves : ill., [1] plate ; 29 cm en
dc.description.abstract This thesis contains two parts: a novel, The Eighth Day and its critical commentary. The novel sets the story of Olivia, a contemporary protagonist, into the Sumerian myth of Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth. Like Inanna, Olivia descends, removing her immortal vestments or metaphors of belief, in seven stages or gates that lead to the underworld where she will arrive naked and bowing low before her sister-self, Rahab. Because Olivia's ideology is rigidly bound by ethics framed in the Old Testament, both of these myths play a large part in the unfolding of her story. Livia's beliefs must be closely identified before she can dicard or amend them. The Inanna myth illuminates the spiral nature of life's journey from the blind innocence of a child descending down to a conscious innocence born of choice. The critical commentary that precedes the novel discusses the art and technique that plays part in all fiction and in the novel. The Eighth Day. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1994 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts & Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title The eighth day : a novel with critical commentary en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of English

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