Bible and its Rewritings by Piero Boitani
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Bible and its Rewritings
By Piero Boitani

The Bible and its Rewritings

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Bible and its Rewritings by Piero Boitani

Book Description

Piero Boitani discusses how some of the most fascinating scenes of Old and New Testament - Genesis, Exodus, Job, the Susanna story, the Gospel of John - are directly or indirectly rewritten in works ranging from the medieval period to the late twentieth-century: by Milton and Mann; by Chaucer, Dryden, La Fontaine, Orwell, and Kafka; by Faulkner and Tournier; by Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, and Joseph Roth. Literature resonates with the mystery of recognition between human beings, and between God and humankind. The opening and closing chapters of the book examine this theme: from Abraham and Yahweh at Mamre to Joseph and his brothers, from Helen and Menelaus to Jesus and Mary Magdalene, from Pericles and Marina to Mendel Singer and his son Menuchim. The three central sections of the book discuss the means by which re-scripturing interprets the Scriptures: through truth or fiction; through letter or allegory; through liturgy, exegesis, catacomb frescoes, even churches themselves. This is an illuminating look at the Bible and its medieval and modern rewritings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198184874
ISBN-10: 0198184875
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 144mm x 17mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Winged Words by Piero Boitani Winged Words, Hardback (May 2007)

From the myths of the ancients to the poetry of Pindar and Yeats, this work traces the imprint of the human impulse to fly from premodern times up to the age of terrorism in both literature and history. It presents an account of how the myths of Pegasus and Icarus have persisted from classical to twentieth-century politics and literature.

Cambridge Companion to Chaucer by Piero Boitani Cambridge Companion to Chaucer, Hardback (January 2004)

This second edition continues the excellent tradition of the volume, offering students a comprehensive introduction to Chaucer's work and life.

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Author Biography - Piero Boitani

Lector of Italian, University of Cambridge, 1971-74 Lecturer in American and English Literature, University of Pescara, 1974-79 Professor of English, University of Perugia, 1979-85 Professor of English, University of Rome La Sapienza, 1985

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