The Poetics of Biblical Narrative
Ideological Literature and the Drama of Reading
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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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|Number of Pages||597|