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The Genesis of fiction : modern novelists as biblical interpreters

Author: Terry R Wright
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
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This book considers a range of twentieth-century novelists who practise a creative mode of reading the Bible, exploring aspects of the Book of Genesis which more conventional biblical criticism sometimes ignores. Each chapter considers some of the interpretive challenges of the relevant story in Genesis, especially those noted by rabbinic midrash, which serves as a model for such creative rewriting of the biblical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wright, Terry R.
Genesis of fiction.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(DLC) 2006018127
Named Person: Mark Twain; John Steinbeck; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; John Steinbeck; Mark Twain; Thomas Mann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry R Wright
ISBN: 9780754684367 0754684369
OCLC Number: 614554675
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 188 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : wrestling with the book of Genesis --
Adam, Eve and the serpent : Mark Twain --
Cain and Abel : John Steinbeck --
From the flood to Babel : Jeanette Winterson --
The sacrifice of Isaac : Jenny Diski --
Rachel and her sisters : Anita Diamant --
Joseph and his brothers : Thomas Mann.
Responsibility: Terry R. Wright.

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Considers a range of twentieth-century novelists who practise a creative mode of reading the Bible, exploring aspects of the "Book of Genesis" which more conventional biblical criticism sometimes  Read more...

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