BCC Press, 2022. Paperback. 481pp. The volume examines the 19th Century American scripture The Book of Mormon through the lens of literary studies. The approach uses both German and South Asian literary theory (including the concept of the post-secular, a redefined concept of literature, and rasa poetics focused on the portrayal of emotions in a literary work).
The volume is a revised version of a doctoral dissertation in English Philology completed at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany. The revisions include a new preface, expanded introductory material, more reader guidance (especially through footnotes and lists of definitions), and an index.
Bruce Young, emeritus Professor of English at Brigham Young University, says of the book: "Perhaps the greatest contribution of Kleiner's dissertation is his general approach: his insistence on taking [The Book of Mormon] on its own terms and noticing details and patterns that work together to produce a powerful vicarious experience for attentive readers." New. Item #35814