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Offering an original reading of the book of Job, one of the great literary classics of biblical literature, this book develops a new analogical method for understanding how biblical texts evolve in the process of transmission. Zuckerman argues that the book of Job was intended as a parody protesting the stereotype of the traditional righteous sufferer as patient and silent. He compares the book of Job and its fate to that of a famous Yiddish short story, Bontsye Shvayg, another covert parody whose protagonist has come to be revered as a paradigm of innocent Jewish suffering. Zuckerman uses the story to prove how a literary text becomes separated from the intention of its author, and takes on quite a different meaning for a specific community of readers.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195058963
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Height: 236 mm
  • No of Pages: 304
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 617 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195058968
  • Publisher Date: 02 May 1991
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 25 mm
  • Width: 160 mm


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