TITLE

"Genius, Scientist, Saint": Carver as Hagiography

AUTHOR(S)
Cormier, Emily Cardinali
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Children's Literature;2010, Vol. 38, p153
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism of the book "Carver: A Life in Poems," by Marilyn Nelson is presented wherein the author classifies the book as poetry, a biography and a hagiography. The book, which has won numerous prizes, is mostly written in free verse and centers on the life of George Washington Carver. Nelson depicts Carver as a poor, saint-like figure who fought racial inequality even at the risk of physical harm. The author also believes that the book supports the idea of science as divine inspiration and scientific discovery as a gift.
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51155676

 

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