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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 March 2005
...ILANA PARDES University of Oregon 2005 Ackerman, James. “Jonah.” The Literary Guide to the Bible . Eds. Robert Alter and Frank Kermode. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987 . 234 -43. Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Narrative . New York: Basic Books, 1981 . ____. Canon...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 143–159.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the veneration of saintly relics in Christianity, was secularized in the tale of Lemminkäinen in the Finnlandic epic Kalevala . In the biblical tale of the Levite of Ephraim, in contrast, the dismembered parts of the protagonist's violated spouse are sent to the tribes of Israel to unite them against...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
... breath-unit became a measure of silence, marking the pauses between poetic lines as sites of interrupted breathing, which entail a painful encounter with deformation and murder. Furthermore, if Buber and Rosenzweig used their breath-inspired cola to bypass the traditional line divisions of biblical verse...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... ( Kfor ) by Shimon Adaf (2010). These texts draw on biblical or Rabbinic Hebrew, Jewish sources, and Jewish historical events (specifically the destruction of the First and Second Temples), making them just as much about a dystopian past as they are about a dystopian future. They are, in other words...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 2016
... famous speech in Act 9, for example, Zepp argues: This is an obvious invective against the discourse of limpieza de sangre, of course. It is also no less obviously an invective against the belief in being a chosen people, however. Based on the biblically warranted idea of divine creation, this...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., Shlonsky argues, comes from the depths of personal despair rather than detached observation. The “true poet” sings about himself and his pain from the midst of the biblical storm or, in the context of the rest of the essay, the contemporary literary crisis. But by turning his boils into poetry, this...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 275–290.
Published: 01 September 2002
... here, combined with numerous contextual clues, establishes the monks’ attitude toward biblical teaching, the narrator’s opinion of their stance, and the audience’s own (recommended) posi- tion. Further, the attitude of disapprobation conveyed by this example is always a component of verbal irony...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 24–43.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., conversely, a Jewish inability to reconcile with the horrors of the Holocaust and the German present (see Colin 42 and Glenn 70). Celan incorporates allu- sive names—Margarete, a name taken from the female protagonist in Goethe’s Faust, and Sulamith, the name of the Jewish princess from the Biblical Song...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 238–240.
Published: 01 June 2015
... who have won major literary prizes —​with the exception of Ozeki, who is a rising star —​is interesting. He is giving “voice” to the silenced, but not in the way the 1980s and 1990s gave speech to mar- ginal authors. The title of the book suggests both a “deliverance” in the biblical sense and...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 251–273.
Published: 01 September 2016
... adventurer in search of the ruins of biblical cities, Layard was also a spy during a time of expanding British political ambitions in the region. For an account of Layard’s political activities in the region, see Malley. For an account of how the efforts of local collaborators, including Layard’s...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Herder’s most valuable contribution to hermeneutics, also informs Herder’s biblical scholarship. Inspired by the English Hebrew scholar Bishop Robert Lowth, On the Spirit of Hebrew Poetry approaches the Old Testament not as a Holy Writ but rather as a poetic text in which the values of ancient Hebrews...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 235–245.
Published: 01 June 2018
... by the resistance of oral traditions (biblical, Homeric, or non-Western) to writing-centered interpretations. Saussy’s forceful, methodical, exhilarating book is really several books rolled into one: a conceptual history of the asymmetrically linked concepts of orality and writing in the long...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 September 2008
... . Bodin, Jean. The Six Bookes of A Commonweale. A Facsimile Reprint of the English Translation of 1606 . Ed. Kenneth Douglas McRae. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1962 . Brown, Cheryl Anne. No Longer Be Silent: First Century Jewish Portraits of Biblical Women . Louisville, KY: Westminster...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 262–265.
Published: 01 June 2001
... locomotion. Animals, fish, birds, and insects either fit the mode of locomotion of their respective class or they do not. The biblical mind will not tolerate, and therefore declares impure, anything that violates its class or mixes catego- ries. The purpose of these binary taxonomies is to inculcate the...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 265–268.
Published: 01 June 2001
... pure or impure based on their mode of locomotion. Animals, fish, birds, and insects either fit the mode of locomotion of their respective class or they do not. The biblical mind will not tolerate, and therefore declares impure, anything that violates its class or mixes catego- ries. The purpose of...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 268–274.
Published: 01 June 2001
... pure or impure based on their mode of locomotion. Animals, fish, birds, and insects either fit the mode of locomotion of their respective class or they do not. The biblical mind will not tolerate, and therefore declares impure, anything that violates its class or mixes catego- ries. The purpose of...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 130–146.
Published: 01 March 2004
... virtue and her father’s ensuing desolation and ruin, that Pushkin’s tale is related to the fiction of the age of Enlightenment. By establishing a generic link be- tween his tale and the biblical parable, the author sets up a mechanism for the future interpretation of his work through the continual...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
... . “The Doctrine of Satan: I. In the Old Testament.” The Biblical World 41 . 1 ( 1913 ): 29 – 33 . Print . Chidester David . Word and Light: Seeing, Hearing, and Religious Discourse . Urbana and Chicago : U of Illinois P , 1992 . Print . Dzielska Maria . Hypatia of...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 14–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
... rather than of my friend, 164). The vision Petrarch elaborates in the first book of De vita solitaria is illustrated in the second by a lengthy scholastic catalogue of some ninety famous solitaries, both pagans and Christians. Among them are biblical figures, devotees of the monastic life, church...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 September 2017
... she’s dead” for FW’s “Die eve, little eve, die Ogden’s rendering does not merely “miss” the diurnal and biblical allusiveness of the original, or unintentionally generate its own new kind of “vagueness”; it also animates an underlying personificatory implication. The at once explicatory and absurd...