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Retellings : the Bible in literature, music, art and film / edited by J. Cheryl Exum.

Exum, J. Cheryl. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Influence.
Bible > History of Biblical events > Art.
Bible > In literature.
Bible > In motion pictures.
Bible in music.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789047440123
  • ISBN: 9047440129
  • ISBN: 900416572X
  • ISBN: 9789004165724
  • ISBN: 1281937398
  • ISBN: 9781281937391
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 200 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Noah's ark and Mrs. Monkey / Francis Landy -- Jephthah's daughter as object of desire or feminist icon / Mikael Sjöberg -- Latecomers: four novelists rewrite the Bible / Anthony Swindell -- Eroticism, death, and redemption: the operatic construct of the biblical femme fatale / Peter McGrail -- Re-visioning a biblical story through libretto and music: Debora e Jaele by Ildebrando Pizzetti / Helen Leneman -- Oratorio as exegesis: the use of the book of Isaiah in Handel's Messiah / Andrew Davies -- 'The bosom of Abraham' (Luke 16:22): father Abraham in the visual imagination / Martin O'Kane -- Big sleep: strategic ambiguity in Judges 4-5 and in classic film noir / Eric S. Christianson.
Summary: The eight lively contributions to this volume, appearing concurrently in a special issue of the journal. Biblical Interpretation, illustrate a range of exciting approaches to the newly developing area of the reception history of the Bible in literature, music, art and film.
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