Reimagining the Bible: The Storytelling of the Rabbis (Hardcover) - Howard Schwartz|Schwartz, Howard

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Reimagining the Bible collects a dozen essays by Howard Schwartz. Together the essays present a coherent theory of the way in which each successive phase of Jewish literature has drawn upon and reimagined the previous ones. The book is organized into four sections: The Ancient Models; The Folk Tradition; Mythic Echoes; Modern Jewish Literature and the Ancient Models. Within these divisions, each of the essays focuses on a specific genre, ranging from Torah and Aggadah to Kabbalah, fairy tales, and the modern Yiddish stories of S.Y. Agnon and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Arguing the important thesis that there is a continuity in Jewish literature which extends from the Biblical era to our own times, over a period of more than 3,000 years, this collection also serves as a guide to the history of that literature, and to the genres it comprises.

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Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Mfg Part# 9780195104998
SKU 30916811
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0195104994
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 7L x 1T
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Editors Note Essays examine Jewish literature, from the Torah to modern Yiddish stories, and trace its continuity from the Biblical era to modern times.
Editors Note 1 Essays examine Jewish literature, from the Torah to modern Yiddish stories, and trace its continuity from the Biblical era to modern times
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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