The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It :A
comic-strip memoir about being a john and Louis Riel returns and with
a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most
controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept Over
the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical
stories that present Chester Brown's fascinating and startling thesis
about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a
connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of
Bethany, and the Virgin Mother. He reassesses the Christian moral code
by examining the cultural implications of the Bible's representations
of sex work.
Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to
Brown's sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed
twice in The New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown's
advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution.
Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making
these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern
audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive
handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs
Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus.
Text in English
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