By Francis Landy

ISBN-10: 1841271470

ISBN-13: 9781841271477

This publication is a set of Landy's stories at the poetics of the Hebrew Bible. The tune of Songs is featured along the prophetic voices of Amos, Hosea and Isaiah, and essays at the Binding of Isaac and at the booklet of Ruth. all through, the emphasis all through is at the subversiveness, richness and ambiguity of the textual content, yet especially its (often enigmatic) good looks. The thread of psychoanalysis and its metaphorical procedure attracts jointly this assortment from one of many Bible's so much delicate and special literary critics.

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1993 'Metaphor in Feminist Biblical Interpretation: Theoretical Perspectives', in Claudia V. Camp and Carole R. ), Women, War and Metaphor: Language and Society in the Study of the Hebrew Bible (Semeia, 61; Atlanta: Scholars Press): 3-36. Celan, Paul 1983 Gesammelte Werke, III (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp). Cixous, Helene 1993 1993 Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing (trans. Sarah Cornell and Susan Sellers; Wellek Lectures; New York: Columbia University Press). A. 1995 Interested Parties: The Ideology of Writers and Readers of the Hebrew Bible (JSOTSup, 205; GCT, 1; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press).

The dalliance of the lovers is one aspect of vernal excitement. Mythologically, in the Bible, the earth is the mother from which the human race is formed (Gen. 7) and from which it feeds. g. 2, 5). We are absorbed in the mother in the womb, our first darkness. The light/dark antinomy is associated with the cycle of night and day, consciousness and unconsciousness, life and death. In the darkness we cannot distinguish self and other. 42 This is because Death is the concomitant of Life as process, the earthly/maternal cycle of decay and richness, associated with excretion.

37 Hence the synonym in English. 35. Ehrenzweig, Artistic Vision and Hearing, pp. 68-80. 36. Quoted by Octavio Paz, The Siren and The Seashell (Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1976), p. 78. 37. g. 240). 2-3 and parallel passages; cf. C. de Moor: The Seasonal Pattern in the Myth of Ba'lu According to the Version of lli-milku [AOAT, 16; NeukirchenVluyn: Butzen & Kavelaer, 1971], p. 85). A very interesting variation of the opposition white-black may be found in Egypt. Alison Roberts informs me that 'if the Egyptians wanted to describe the colour of a beautiful female body they used thnw\ A 'body of thnw' = 'a body of faience' where the symbolic connotations are with the cool sleek glittering colour of the turquoise blue of Egyptian faience.

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