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Esther Regina

A Bakhtinian Reading

Esther Regina( )
Author: LaCocque, Andre
Series title:Rethinking Theory Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8101-2458-5
Publication Date:Dec 2007
Publisher:Northwestern University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $59.95
Book Description:

Readers and scholars often question the inclusion of the Book of Esther in the canon. Where, they wonder, do the book's flagrant displays of hatred, deceit, violence, and the antidotal grotesqueries of Purim figure in the biblical tradition? Such confusion, this book tells us, arises from a wrong appraisal of Esther's literary genre. Distinguished scriptural scholar André LaCocque draws on the lessons of Russian critic Mikhail Bakhtin to reveal the true comedic nature of the story...
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Book Details
Pages:216
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Jewish
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.9 Inches
Book Weight:1.04 Pounds



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