The belief that women were in league with the Devil is prominent throughout Christian history, but in the 19th century Lucifer was recast as a feminist liberator of womankind. In Satanic Feminism, Per Faxneld explores the intersections between feminism, art, esotericism and politics in the 19th and early 20th centuries, demonstrating how the current of Satanic feminism manifested in a variety of media, from literature to the arts, and was expressed by a cast of colourful characters ranging from suffragatte Elizabeth Cady Stanton to lesbian poet Renée Vivien. A magisterial work, which is universally acclaimed.
New York, Oxford University Press, 2017. Hardback with dustjacket, x+566 pages. New.