Eleanor Among the Saints

Rachel Mann
A Poetry Book Society Spring Recommendation 2024

In her second collection, Mann wrestles with the questions and possibilities raised when trans identity, faith and the limits of myth and language intersect and are tested. Eleanor Among the Saints is a study in the queer joy found in counter-factuals and fantasy, shaped through the prism of the disputed story of Eleanor Rykener, a medieval trans woman, seamstress and sex worker.

Subjects: Literature

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This title is available in the following collections: Carcanet Collection  

  • Author: Rachel Mann
  • Publisher: Carcanet
  • ISBN: 9781800173811