Additional Information In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The premise of this volume is that analyses of the language of the Bible ought to be "commensurate with those advanced for comparable phenomena in other languages, and they must be subject to the same standards of evaluation" p. Because linguistic facts fonn a language system, "it is illegitimate to analyze any piece of data independently of the systems of which it constitutes an element" p.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Yale University Press, In this elegantly written volume Robert Alter reassesses the notion of literary canon as it has evolved in recent decades.
Focusing on the Hebrew Bible and on ways in which twentieth-century writers have assimilated and imaginatively recast biblical materials, he sets out to show how a common literary heritage can inspire new and original artistic expression in a diverse range of texts.
Scripture, he notes, serves not just as a source of doctrine and belief, but as a source of artistic models and of stylistic and imaginative authority. Exploring these ideas, Alter examines uses of biblical elements in the fiction and poetry of three great modern writers: This poem takes as its point of departure Numbers 14, in which God decrees that the gen eration of Israelites freed from slavery in Egypt will die in the wilderness without reaching the Promised Land.
Bialik presents those figures as heroes who, having met their aforetold end, return to life, take up arms, and rebel against God and their fate.
While allusions to the Bible are ubiquitous in modern Hebrew literature, and while this poem takes biblical idiom as its basic building blocks, it uses Hebrew in a largely non- allusive way.
The chapter on Joyce lays out yet a further example of how modernism merges traditionalism with iconoclasm.
Among the hallmarks of this novel are parody, playfulness, and chains of associative thoughts and images. At a time when literary studies all too often subordinate texts to ideological frameworks and either undervalue close reading or misread egregiously, this book offers a refreshing change of pace.
It is evident in the meticulous attention he pays to individual passages as well as in his overarching thesis—that is, that the powerful artistry of the Bible, and not just If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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