Who Wrought the Bible?

Who Wrought the Bible?

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Approaching the Hebrew Bible as a work of literary art, Yair Mazor examines its many genres, including historical narratives, poetic narratives, poetry, psalms, and songs. Line drawings from a late nineteenth-century Bible illustrate many of the most famous scenes in scripture, suggesting another aesthetic layer of the text. By breaking the Bible into constituent parts, Mazor traces the range of its writing styles, reconfiguring the work as a literary collage and an artistic masterpiece. He shows how the aesthetics of the texts that comprise the Bible serve its over-arching message, and he develops a literary portrait of its authors by decoding their cryptic aesthetic devices.Another instructive example is from e. e. cummingsa#39;s a€œBuffalo Billa€: How do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death. The poeta#39;s decision to cut the line after a€œ blueeyed boya€ creates a run-on line with only the two words a€œMister Deatha€ andanbsp;...

Title:Who Wrought the Bible?
Author:Yair Mazor
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2009-01-20


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