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Israel in exile : Jewish writing and the desert

Author: Ranen Omer-Sherman
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how the ethical tension between the clashing Mosaic and Davidic paradigms of the desert reverberates in secular Jewish literature and produces literary rewards. This book argues that the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ranen Omer-Sherman
ISBN: 9780252092022 0252092023
OCLC Number: 811410289
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 210 p.)
Contents: Representing desert wilderness in Jewish narrative : poetics and politics --
Justice and the old/new Jewish nation --
Desert space and national consciousness --
Immobilized rebels on the outskirts of the promised land --
Sinai of the diasporic imagination --
Wilderness as experience and metaphor.
Responsibility: Ranen Omer-Sherman.

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"This is an important book."--"Religion & Literature"

 
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