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The Bible and Its Rewritings

[Hardback]

by Piero Boitani

    • Author

      Piero Boitani

    • Book Format

      Hardback

    • Publisher

      Oxford University Press

    • Published

      September 1999

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      Piero Boitani discusses how some of the most fascinating scenes of Old and New Testament - Genesis, Exodus, Job, the Susanna story, the Gospel of John - are directly or indirectly rewritten in works ranging from the medieval period to the late twentieth-century: by Milton and Mann; by Chaucer, Dryden, La Fontaine, Orwell, and Kafka; by Faulkner and Tournier; by Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, and Joseph Roth. Literature resonates with the mystery of recognition between human beings, and between God and humankind. The opening and closing chapters of the book examine this theme: from Abraham and Yahweh at Mamre to Joseph and his brothers, from Helen and Menelaus to Jesus and Mary Magdalene, from Pericles and Marina to Mendel Singer and his son Menuchim. The three central sections of the book discuss the means by which re-scripturing interprets the Scriptures: through truth or fiction; through letter or allegory; through liturgy, exegesis, catacomb frescoes, even churches themselves. This is an illuminating look at the Bible and its medieval and modern rewritings.

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      • Author

        Piero Boitani

      • Book Format

        Hardback

      • Publisher

        Oxford University Press

      • Published

        September 1999

      • Weight

        436g

      • Page Count

        248

      • Dimensions

        160 x 212 x 21 mm

      • ISBN

        9780198184874

      • ISBN-10

        0198184875

      • Eden Code

        1147104

      More Information

      • Author/Creator: Piero Boitani

      • ISBN: 9780198184874

      • Publisher: Oxford University Press

      • Release Date: September 1999

      • Weight: 436g

      • Dimensions: 160 x 212 x 21 mm

      • Eden Code: 1147104


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