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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Out of the Garden: Women Writers on the Bible

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"Essays of considerable literary erudition and sophistication that... dislodge dull stereotypes to enable both women and men readers to see the Bible with fresh eyes."

--Los Angeles Times Book Review

As the one work that has held moral and religious sway over the Judeo-Christian tradition for thousands of years, the Bible is unsurpassed in world literature. For women, its meaning is particularly complex; traditionally, the Bible has been used to keep women in their place, but it has also been a book of enduring inspiration. Out of the Garden marks a new stage in women's relations to the Bible: this is the first collection of essays in which women read and respond to the Bible out of pleasure and curiosity--free to explore what is really relevant to women's lives.

Drawing on their own experiences and interests, Louise Erdrich, Cynthia Ozick, Fay Weldon, Phyllis Trible, Rebecca Goldstein, June Jordan, Ursula K. Le Guin, and twenty-one other writers boldly, imaginatively--and sometimes reproachfully--address the Old Testament stories, characters, and poetry that mean the most to them. Thoughtful, challenging, and playful, these beautifully written essays explore the Bible in fresh new ways. Out of the Garden reclaims the Bible for women and shows readers that the Bible is a source we can return to again and again.

"A many-splendored achievement...This grand collection is a bold revitalization of our relation to our tradition. It offers the reader the gorgeously varied company of strongly delineated temperaments as they take on the compelling, threatening figures of our imaginative forebears."

--Harold Bloom

Author of The Book of J and The Western Canon

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-344).

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ISBN:
9780449910177
Editor:
Buchmann, Christina
Editor:
Spiegel, Celina
Editor:
Buchmann, Christina
Editor:
Spiegel, Celina
Author:
Buchmann, Christina
Author:
Spiegel, Celina
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General
Subject:
Bible as literature
Subject:
Theology - Feminine
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Feminine
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - Feminine
Subject:
New Thought
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
103-230
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.76x6.18x.90 in. 1.07 lbs.

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