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The Resource Canon and creativity : modern writing and the authority of scripture, Robert Alter

Canon and creativity : modern writing and the authority of scripture, Robert Alter

Label
Canon and creativity : modern writing and the authority of scripture
Title
Canon and creativity
Title remainder
modern writing and the authority of scripture
Statement of responsibility
Robert Alter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, one of our foremost literary critics views the much-debated question of the literary canon from an entirely new angle. Robert Alter explores the ways in which a range of iconoclastic twentieth-century authors have put to use the stories, language, and imagery of the paramount canonical text - the Hebrew Bible. Alter makes a compelling case against the prevalent, pejorative notion of the canon as a vehicle of ideological enforcement. He shows instead that canons by nature are surprisingly elastic, providing later writers with imaginative resources even when those same writers rebel against what they conceive as the constraints of the canon."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alter, Robert
Dewey number
809/.04
Index
index present
LC call number
PN771
LC item number
.A69 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Bible and literature
Label
Canon and creativity : modern writing and the authority of scripture, Robert Alter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Canons, canonicity, and literary expression -- The double canonicity of the Hebrew Bible -- Franz Kafka : wrenching scripture -- Haim Nahman Bialik : superimposed worlds -- James Joyce : the synoptic canon
Control code
43684638
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 198 pages
Isbn
9780300084245
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00035168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Canon and creativity : modern writing and the authority of scripture, Robert Alter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Canons, canonicity, and literary expression -- The double canonicity of the Hebrew Bible -- Franz Kafka : wrenching scripture -- Haim Nahman Bialik : superimposed worlds -- James Joyce : the synoptic canon
Control code
43684638
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 198 pages
Isbn
9780300084245
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00035168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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