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Leaves from the Garden of Eden

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In Leaves from the Garden of Eden, Howard Schwartz, a three-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award, has gathered together one hundred of the most astonishing and luminous stories from Jewish folk tradition. Just as Schwartz's award-winning book Tree of Souls collected the essential myths of Jewish tradition, Leaves from the Garden of Eden collects one hundred essential Jewish tales. As imaginative as the Arabian Nights, these stories invoke enchanted worlds, demonic realms, and mystical experiences. The four most popular types of Jewish tales are gathered here--fairy tales, folktales, supernatural tales, and mystical tales--taking readers on heavenly journeys, lifelong quests, and descents to the underworld. There is a dybbuk lurking in a well, a book that comes to life, and a world where Lilith, the Queen of Demons, seduces the unsuspecting. Here too are Jewish versions of many of the best-known tales, including "Cinderella," "Snow White," and "Rapunzel." Schwartz's retelling of one of these stories, "The Finger," inspired Tim Burton's film Corpse Bride.

About the Author

Howard Schwartz is Professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the author of Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism, which won the National Jewish Book Award in 2005.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

I. Summoning the Patriarchs

II. Four Types of Jewish Tales

III. The Jewish Mythical Imagination

IV. What Makes a Jewish Folktale Jewish?

V. The Stories of Reb Nachman

FAIRY TALES: 25

FOLKTALES: 25

SUPERNATURAL TALES: 25

MYSTICAL TALES: 25

SOURCES AND COMMENTARIES

APPENDICES

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ORIGINAL SOURCES

SELECTED ENGLISH BIBLIOGRAPHY

GENERAL INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199754380
Author:
Schwartz, Howard
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Howard
Subject:
General
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology | Judaism
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Judaism
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6 x 9.25 x 1.25 in 1.556 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
Religion » Judaism » General
Religion » Judaism » Jewish Mysticism

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