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The Resource George Eliot, Judaism and the novels : Jewish myth and mysticism, Saleel Nurbhai and K.M. Newton

George Eliot, Judaism and the novels : Jewish myth and mysticism, Saleel Nurbhai and K.M. Newton

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George Eliot, Judaism and the novels : Jewish myth and mysticism
Title
George Eliot, Judaism and the novels
Title remainder
Jewish myth and mysticism
Statement of responsibility
Saleel Nurbhai and K.M. Newton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first study to argue that George Eliot's interest in Judaism, particularly Jewish myth and mysticism, influenced all of her fiction, not merely her 'Jewish novel', Daniel Deronda. It leaves the reader with a very different George Eliot from that assumed by most previous criticism. Though previous studies have attempted to qualify the still-dominant view that Eliot is firmly part of the realist tradition, this study goes further by demonstrating that a cohesive mystic structure with its basis in Jewish mysticism is identifiable in her fiction. That Eliot could exploit Jewish mystical ideas in her work without having any literal belief in them, links her with modernist writers like Joyce and Yeats who also use myth and esoteric ideas to build into their writing layers of meaning and implication. Providing helpful background information about the golem myth and various aspects of Kabbalism, this work will appeal to anyone interested in the golem as both myth and metaphor, the influence of Jewish thought on Victorian culture, and George Eliot studies in general."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Nurbhai, Saleel
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4692.J48
LC item number
N49 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Newton, K. M
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  • Eliot, George
  • Eliot, George
  • Mysticism in literature
  • Judaism in literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Myth in literature
Label
George Eliot, Judaism and the novels : Jewish myth and mysticism, Saleel Nurbhai and K.M. Newton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-216) 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
Control code
47623776
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780333963814
Lccn
2001036488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
George Eliot, Judaism and the novels : Jewish myth and mysticism, Saleel Nurbhai and K.M. Newton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-216) 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
Control code
47623776
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780333963814
Lccn
2001036488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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