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The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen

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“Bordo’s sharp reading of Boleyniana and her clear affection for this proud, unusual woman make this an entertaining, provocative read.”—Boston Globe

Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a reconstruction of Boleyn’s life and an illuminating look at her very active afterlife in the popular imagination. With recent novels, movies, and television shows, Anne has been having a twenty-first-century moment, but Bordo shows how many generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists, and filmmakers have imagined and reimagined her: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto-“mean girl,” feminist icon, and everything in between. Drawing on scholarship and razor-sharp analysis, Bordo probes the complexities of one of history’s most intriguing women, teasing out what we actually know about Anne Boleyn and what we think we know about her.

“Riveting . . . Bordo’s eloquent study not only recovers Anne Boleyn for our times but also demonstrates the ways in which legends grow out of the faintest wisps of historical fact.” —Book Page

“Engrossing . . . Ms. Bordo offers a fascinating discussion.”—New York Times

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A ground-breaking retelling and reclaiming of Anne Boleyn's life and legacy from a preeminent cultural thinker puts old questions to rest and raises some surprising new ones.

Synopsis:

Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a reconstruction of Boleyns life and an illuminating look at her very active afterlife in the popular imagination. With Bringing up the Bodies, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Showtimes The Tudors, Anne has been having a twenty-first-century moment, but Bordo shows how many generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists, and filmmakers have imagined and reimagined Anne: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto-“mean girl,” feminist icon, and everything in between. Drawing on scholarship and razor-sharp analysis, Bordo probes the complexities of one of historys most fascinating women, teasing out what we actually know about Anne Boleyn and what we think we know about her.

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Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Annes life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really look like? Was she the flaxen-haired martyr of Romantic paintings or the raven-haired seductress of twenty-first-century portrayals? (Answer: neither.) And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Annes death more than her life. How could Henry order the execution of a once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and critical analysis, Bordo probes the complexities of one of historys most infamous relationships.

Bordo also shows how generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists, and filmmakers imagined and re-imagined Anne: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto “mean girl,” feminist icon, and everything in between. In this lively book, Bordo steps off the well-trodden paths of Tudoriana to expertly tease out the human being behind the competing mythologies.

About the Author

Susan Bordo, Otis A. Singletary Professor in the Humanities at University of Kentucky, is the author of Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, a book that is still widely read and assigned in classes today. During speaking tours for that book, she encountered many young men who asked, "What about us?" The result was The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private. Her work has been translated into many languages and frequently reprinted in collections and writing textbooks. A popular public speaker, Susan lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and daughter, and teaches humanities and gender studies at the University of Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547834382
Author:
Bordo, Susan
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
One 8-pp b/w insert
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Tudor to Stuart Period
History and Social Science » World History » England » Royalty
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"Synopsis" by , A ground-breaking retelling and reclaiming of Anne Boleyn's life and legacy from a preeminent cultural thinker puts old questions to rest and raises some surprising new ones.
"Synopsis" by ,
Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a reconstruction of Boleyns life and an illuminating look at her very active afterlife in the popular imagination. With Bringing up the Bodies, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Showtimes The Tudors, Anne has been having a twenty-first-century moment, but Bordo shows how many generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists, and filmmakers have imagined and reimagined Anne: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto-“mean girl,” feminist icon, and everything in between. Drawing on scholarship and razor-sharp analysis, Bordo probes the complexities of one of historys most fascinating women, teasing out what we actually know about Anne Boleyn and what we think we know about her.
"Synopsis" by , Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Annes life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really look like? Was she the flaxen-haired martyr of Romantic paintings or the raven-haired seductress of twenty-first-century portrayals? (Answer: neither.) And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Annes death more than her life. How could Henry order the execution of a once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and critical analysis, Bordo probes the complexities of one of historys most infamous relationships.

Bordo also shows how generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists, and filmmakers imagined and re-imagined Anne: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto “mean girl,” feminist icon, and everything in between. In this lively book, Bordo steps off the well-trodden paths of Tudoriana to expertly tease out the human being behind the competing mythologies.

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