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Bibil Identifier bibil:202366
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Noah's Ark and Mrs. Monkey
Author Landy, Francis
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 15, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Year (Second publication) 2007
Language English
Pages 351-376 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article traces the interpretation of the flood story in children's literature, from the apparently literal versions, in which imaginative reinterpretation is transferred to the illustrations, to the non-verbal crowded scenes of Peter Spier, the Midrashic retellings of Scholem Asch and Marc Gellman, feminist readings, like those of Bach and Exum, Madeleine L'Engle's teen novel, and versions which stress the annihilatory implications, including Janisch and Zwerger's Noah's Ark. It concludes with a discussion of Ruth Kerr's How Mrs. Monkey Missed the Ark, in which the canonical text is virtually eliminated, and only appears through the cracks.
DOI 10.1163/156851507X230304
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Noah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ark
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Art
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