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Loving Yusuf : conceptual travels from present to past

Author: Mieke Bal
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Series: Afterlives of the Bible.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Mieke Bal reread the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife as an adult, she was struck by the differences between her childhood memories of a moral tale and what she read today. In 'Loving Yourself', Bal seeks to resolve this clash between memory and text, using the same story as her point of departure.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Meditations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bal, Mieke, 1946-
Loving Yusuf.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2008
(DLC) 2007040676
(OCoLC)176978662
Named Person: Joseph, (Son of Jacob); Joseph, Son of Jacob; Joseph, (Son of Jacob)
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mieke Bal
ISBN: 9780226035888 0226035883
OCLC Number: 304436468
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 250 p.)
Contents: First memories, second thoughts --
Falling in love --
Dreaming away --
Looking in : outrageous, preposterous --
The invention of sympathy --
Sign language --
Eyes wide shut --
Truth speak --
Loose canons : facing authority --
Dad pains --
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Series Title: Afterlives of the Bible.
Responsibility: Mieke Bal.
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Sets the "Genesis" tale to the different version told in the Qur'an and the depictions of it by Rembrandt, and explores how Thomas Mann's retelling in "Joseph and His Brothers" reworks these versions.

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"By juxtaposing Qur'anic and biblical versions of the same story, Bal asks us to consider more than one way of looking at gender, literature, art, culture, and religious imagination. Her compendious Read more...

 
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