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  • Record Number: 1733
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mahoney , Dhira B.
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  • Title: Margery Kempe’s Tears and the Power Over Language [Margery’s tears play a significant role in her attempt to define herself and her role in society. She communicates her unique status to others through her tears. Weeping marks her as a woman who is both of the world while remaining apart from it, and she demonstrates her power outside of language by means of her tears and prayers. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Margery Kempe: A Book of Essays.  Edited by Sandra J. McEntire.  Garland Publishing, 1992.  Pages 37 - 50.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Affective Piety Devotional Practices Kempe, Margery, Mystic Language Lay Piety Literature- Prose Mystics Power Prayer Spirituality Tears Women in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Arizona State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815303785
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