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The Resource Beneath the veil of the strange verses : reading scandalous texts, Jeremiah L. Alberg

Beneath the veil of the strange verses : reading scandalous texts, Jeremiah L. Alberg

Label
Beneath the veil of the strange verses : reading scandalous texts
Title
Beneath the veil of the strange verses
Title remainder
reading scandalous texts
Statement of responsibility
Jeremiah L. Alberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jeremiah Alberg's fascinating book explores a phenomenon almost every news reader has experienced: the curious tendency to skim over dispatches from war zones, political battlefields, and economic centers, only to be drawn in by headlines announcing a late-breaking scandal. Rationally we would agree that the former are of more significance and importance, but they do not pique our curiosity in quite the same way. The affective reaction to scandal is one both of interest and of embarrassment or anger at the interest. The reader is at the same time attracted to and repulsed by it. Beneath the Veil of the Strange Verses describes the roots out of which this conflicted desire grows, and it explores how this desire mirrors the violence that undergirds the scandal itself. The book shows how readers seem to be confronted with a stark choice: either turn away from scandal completely or become enthralled and thus trapped by it. Using examples from philosophy, literature, and the Bible, Alberg leads the reader on a road out of this false dichotomy. By its nature, the author argues, scandal is the basis of our reading; it is the source of the obstacles that prevent us from understanding what we read, and of the bridges that lead to a deeper grasp of the truth
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alberg, Jeremiah
Dewey number
808/.93353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.A45635 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture series
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  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Scandals
  • Scandals in literature
  • Violence
  • Violence in the Bible
  • Sacrifice
  • Forgiveness
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Forgiveness
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Sacrifice
  • Scandals
  • Scandals in literature
  • Violence
  • Violence in the Bible
Label
Beneath the veil of the strange verses : reading scandalous texts, Jeremiah L. Alberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. The Language of Scandal and the Scandal of Language""; ""2. The Fascination of Friedrich Nietzsche""; ""3. The Scandal of Jean-Jacques Rousseau""; ""4. The Interpretation of Dante Alighieri""; ""5. The Lesson of the Gospels""; ""6. The Challenge of Flannery O�Connor""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Subject Index""; ""Index of Scripture Passages""
Control code
820124126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 141 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628960570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt6xswkm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820124126
Label
Beneath the veil of the strange verses : reading scandalous texts, Jeremiah L. Alberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. The Language of Scandal and the Scandal of Language""; ""2. The Fascination of Friedrich Nietzsche""; ""3. The Scandal of Jean-Jacques Rousseau""; ""4. The Interpretation of Dante Alighieri""; ""5. The Lesson of the Gospels""; ""6. The Challenge of Flannery O�Connor""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Subject Index""; ""Index of Scripture Passages""
Control code
820124126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 141 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628960570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xswkm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820124126

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