TITLE

Emma Lazarus and the Golem of Liberty

AUTHOR(S)
Cavitch, Max
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
American Literary History;Spring2006, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article presents the sonnet "The New Colossus" written by Emma Lazarus which is inscribed in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and seeks to uncover and interpret the relation at a time when the national commitment to an ideology of individual liberty is perceived to be vulnerable to attack. The iconology of the Statue has encouraged viewers to regard it as an animated ideal whose relation to national power turns on a mortal and feminine vulnerability. Lazarus, out of the poem's language, crafted for the Statue a new maternal body.
ACCESSION #
20039906

 

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