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Description - Moses in America by Melanie Jane Wright

This title explores the retelling of the life of Moses in three 20th-century American narratives: "Moses in Red", by Lincoln Steffens; "Moses, Man of the Mountain", by Zora Neale Hurston; and Cecil B. DeMille's film, "The Ten Commandments". Wright's analysis reveals that the figure of Moses has strong currency in American culture at many levels: mainstraem, white and black, intellectual and academic, religious and secular. More generally, she seeks throughout to address the question of why these three artists believed their arguments - and Wright insists that they are arguments - were best advanced by the re-presentation of an ancient biblical narrative.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195152265
ISBN-10: 0195152263
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 149mm x 19mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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