Beyond Stateliest Marble: The Passionate Femininity of Anne Bradstreet
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As was true of the seventeenth-century Puritans, Anne Bradstreet was a colorful, lively, passionate, artful, and delightful person who took great relish in life and reveled in the earthly manifestations of beauty, goodness, and truth. Born in Lincolnshire, England, she moved to the Massachusetts Bay Colony with her husband, Simon Bradstreet, in 1630. A Puritan through and through, she imbibed from the deep wells of Puritan thought all her life. She not only accepted the social, cultural, and political mores of those Puritan stalwarts without hesitation, she embraced them with gusto. It was within that context and out of that milieu that she produced America's first great literary works. 'Beyond Stateliest Marble' affords us a fascinating glimpse into the life and labors of a gifted poet and a startling reassessment of the Puritan world and its impact on the founding of America. Thus it is a welcome addition to the annals of Christian moral philosophy and a resplendent reminder of this literary legacy.