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Narration and discourse in the book of Genesis

Author: Hugh C White
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the Book of Genesis.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh C White
ISBN: 0521390206 9780521390200
OCLC Number: 21030171
Description: xiii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Part I. A Functional Theory of Narrative: 1. Toward a functional theory of narrative; 2. The functions of the sign; 3. A functional definition of narrative; 4. A typology of narrative functions and modes; 5. The three functional narrative types; Part II. The Structure of the Genesis Narrative: 6. The divine Voice and the narrative functions; 7. The micro-dialogue as the matrix of the Genesis narrative; Part III. Analysis of Genesis Narratives: 8. 'Who told you that you were naked?'; 9. 'Where is your brother?'; Excursus on sacrifice in religion and literature; 10. The central micro-dialogue; 11. 'Why did you say, 'She is my sister'?'; 12. 'Where is the lamb for the burnt offering?'; 13. 'Who then is he who was hunting game ... before you came?'; 14. 'Where do you come from?'; Notes; Bibliography; Index - authors and topics; Index - Biblical references.
Responsibility: Hugh C. White.
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'This book is excellent and is one of the finest readings of the Genesis narratives which I have ever read. It is a brilliantly sustained theoretical and narratological analysis of Biblical story in Read more...

 
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