The prodigal son in English and American literature : five hundred years of literary homecomings (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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The prodigal son in English and American literature : five hundred years of literary homecomings

Author: Alison M Jack
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Biblical refigurations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best-known stories in the Bible. It has captured the imagination of commentators, preachers and writers. Alison M. Jack explores the reconfiguring of the character of the Prodigal Son and his family in literature in English. She considers diverse literary periods and genres in which the paradigm is particularly prevalent, such as Elizabethan literature, the work of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison M Jack
ISBN: 0198817290 9780198817291
OCLC Number: 1040658257
Description: vi, 177 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Reading the Prodigal Son --
The Prodigal Son in Elizabethan literature --
The Prodigal Son and Shakespeare --
Female Victorian novelists and the Prodigal Son --
The American short story and the Prodigal Son --
Prodigal ministers in fiction --
The Prodigal Son in poetry: Elizabeth Bishop and Iain Crichton Smith --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Biblical refigurations.
Responsibility: Alison M. Jack.

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This groundbreaking study focuses on the reconfiguring of the character of the Prodigal Son and his family as they appear in drama, novels, and poetry in English from the fifteenth to the  Read more...

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This book is a valuable contribution to the growing library of works on the literary reception of the Bible. * Anthony Swindell, Review of Biblical Literature *

 
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