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The Resource The yoke of love : prophetic riddles in The merchant of Venice, Avraham Oz

The yoke of love : prophetic riddles in The merchant of Venice, Avraham Oz

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The yoke of love : prophetic riddles in The merchant of Venice
Title
The yoke of love
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prophetic riddles in The merchant of Venice
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Avraham Oz
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eng
Summary
The theme of this book is disinheriting a father. Appropriating Shylock's Jewishness into the broader field of Otherness, and using The Merchant of Venice as a point of departure and a pivot of its discourse, The Yoke of Love is an intellectual foray into many issues and areas of thought suggested by the Shakespearean text, from cultural history and folklore to medieval philosophy and theology, from politics of the theatre to literary theory, from Jewish history to early modern debates on property, usury, and slavery - all converging in the cultural and theatrical deployment of prophetic riddles in the play involving inspired caskets, intriguing legal bonds, and problematic tokens of love. Tracing the conceptual history of prophecy since ancient times and relating it to relevant concepts such as conscience, wisdom, and time, The Yoke of Love establishes the special standing of the prophetic in early modern discourse and English Renaissance drama
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DLC
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Oz, Avraham
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shylock
  • Prophecies in literature
  • Riddles in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Jews in literature
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The yoke of love : prophetic riddles in The merchant of Venice, Avraham Oz
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Shylock and Prophecy -- 1. "As We Would Hear an Oracle": Modes of Riddle and Prophecy in Shakespeare. "The Revolution of the Times": Shakespeare and the Prophetic Experience. "Conscience Born of Love": Prophecy and the Multiple Self. "A Deed Without a Name": Prophesying and the Semantic Menace of Individualism. "Seal me there your single bond": Rebellion and Conformity -- 2. "Which Is the Merchant Here? And Which the Jew?": Riddles of Identity. "Tis Mine, and I Will Have It": Possession in The Merchant of Venice. "A Weight of Carrion Flesh": Shylock and the Discourse of Terrorism -- 3. Strategy and Ideology in The Merchant of Venice -- Epilogue: Transformations of Authenticity: Shylock Among His "Countrymen."
Control code
28665771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780874134902
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93031278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1657158
Label
The yoke of love : prophetic riddles in The merchant of Venice, Avraham Oz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) 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
Introduction: Shylock and Prophecy -- 1. "As We Would Hear an Oracle": Modes of Riddle and Prophecy in Shakespeare. "The Revolution of the Times": Shakespeare and the Prophetic Experience. "Conscience Born of Love": Prophecy and the Multiple Self. "A Deed Without a Name": Prophesying and the Semantic Menace of Individualism. "Seal me there your single bond": Rebellion and Conformity -- 2. "Which Is the Merchant Here? And Which the Jew?": Riddles of Identity. "Tis Mine, and I Will Have It": Possession in The Merchant of Venice. "A Weight of Carrion Flesh": Shylock and the Discourse of Terrorism -- 3. Strategy and Ideology in The Merchant of Venice -- Epilogue: Transformations of Authenticity: Shylock Among His "Countrymen."
Control code
28665771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780874134902
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93031278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1657158

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