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Three faces of Saul : an intertextual approach to biblical tragedy

Author: Sarah Nicholson
Publisher: London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2002.
Series: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 339.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This intertextual study compares the classic biblical tragedy of Saul, the first king of Israel, with later reworkings in Lamartine's drama "Saul: Tragedie" and Thomas Hardy's novel "The Mayor of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Saul, King of Israel.; Thomas Hardy; André Gide; Saul, Israel König.; Saul, King of Israel.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Nicholson
ISBN: 1841272485 9781841272481
OCLC Number: 49594299
Description: 276 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Face I. Saul in 1 Samuel. To every bad there is a worse: The mechanics of Biblical tragedy. --
An unsympathetic first cause: Divine ambivalence in Biblical tragedy. --
Face II. Saul in Lamartine's Saül. If all were only vanity: Striving after the Biblical plot. --
Once victim, always victim: Blind insanity and conflict with the divine. --
Face III. Henchard in Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge. That no man remember me: The character of Hardy's tragic vision. --
The solid, inexorable hand of indifference: Ambivalence and absence. --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 339.
Responsibility: Sarah Nicholson.
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