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Bibil Identifier bibil:213779
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Reworking the Bible
Title (English, ) The Literary Reception-History of Fourteen Biblical Stories
Author Swindell, Anthony
Series The Bible in the Modern World (Volume: 30)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 72505
Place 22.061
Publishing house Sheffield Phoenix Press
Place Sheffield
ISBN 978-1-907534-01-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
342 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Reworking the Bible is a substantial account of the reception history of fourteen biblical stories—those of Eden, the Flood, Jacob and Esau, Moses and the Exodus, Joshua and Rahab, Samson, Nebuchadnezzar, Susanna, Esther, Jesus Christ, Salome, Lazarus, the Prodigal Son and the Descent into Hell. Full of fascinating detail of the afterlives of these biblical narratives, the book also offers a sophisticated theoretical analysis of the processes of reworking: major hypertexts from The Dream of the Rood to Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood come under the spotlight of the theories of Genette about rewriting and of Bakhtin about chronotopes and polyphony. In the final chapter, the material is viewed from the point of view of its spatial overtones, highlighting works that use the retelling of biblical stories to transport the reader to somewhere beyond controlling monological cultures.

As well as providing close readings of some extraordinary literary reworkings, the book provides a guide to the available critical literature. Both the biblical stories themselves and the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Racine, George Eliot, Turgenev, Kafka, Iris Murdoch, Julian Barnes, Ben Okri and many others are cast in a new light, including many plays, novels and poems that have been surprisingly neglected. The works discussed range from the hilarious to the horrific and have the capacity to refresh and even transform our reading of the Bible.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Literature
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Moses
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Joshua
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Esther
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Ministry and Passion : Pilate : Gospel of Nicodemus / Acts of Pilate
Pericopes Genesis 2
Genesis 6-9
Genesis 25-32
Judges 13-15
Daniel 1-5
Susanna 13
Mark 6,14-6,29
Matthew 14,1-14,12
John 11,1-11,44
John 12,1-12,3
Luke 15,11-15,32
1 Peter 3,19
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