The Prodigal in Literature Paperback

by Alison M. Jack;

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The Prodigal in Literature

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This new work is an exploration of the way the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) echoes through literature in English across the ages. As well as offering a survey of the intertextual instances, it explores in depth the specific periods when the trope is particularly powerful and widespread, such as in Elizabethan England. The book assesses which elements of the parable have been popular at given points in history and why other aspects of it have been ignored and why. The parable of Prodigal Son is a powerful biblical teaching on family, rebellion, acceptance and jealousy and by exploring its literary influence, Alison M. Jack highlights English responses to the same important themes.

The Prodigal in Literature by Alison M. Jack was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in September 2016. The ISBN for The Prodigal in Literature is 9780718892517.

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Details for The Prodigal in Literature

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (September 2016)
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4069635
Page last updated 17th September 2017
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