The Poetics of Biblical Narrative

Ideological Literature and the Drama of Reading

Meir Sternberg
eISBN-13: 9780253114044

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This... is a brilliant work." —Choice[Sternberg] has written a very important book, both for his comprehensiveness and for the clearly-avowed faith stance from which he understands and interprets the strategies of the biblical narratives.... a superb overview... " —Theological Studies... rated very highly indeed. It is a book to read and then reread." —Modern Language Review... Sternberg has accomplished an enormous task, enriching our understanding of the theoretical basis of biblical narrative and giving us insight into a remarkable number of particular texts." —Journal of the American Academy of Religion... an important book for those who seek to take the Bible seriously as a literary work because it shows, more clearly and emphatically than any book I know, that the Bible is a serious literary work—a text manifesting a highly sophisticated and successful narrative poetics." —Adele Berlin, Prooftexts

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ISBNs 9780253204530, 0253114047, 9780253114044
Language English
Number of Pages 597