Web of Life: Folklore and Midrash in Rabbinic Literature
Stanford University Press, 2000 - 287 עמודים
Web of Life weaves its suggestive interpretation of Jewish culture in the Palestine of late antiquity on the warp of a singular, breathtakingly tragic, and sublime rabbinic text, Lamentations Rabbah. The textual analyses that form the core of the book are informed by a range of theoretical paradigms rarely brought to bear on rabbinic literature: structural analysis of mythologies and folktales, performative approaches to textual production, feminist theory, psychoanalytical analysis of culture, cultural criticism, and folk narrative genre analysis.
The concept of context as the hermeneutic basis for literary interpretation reactivates the written text and subverts the hierarchical structures with which it has been traditionally identified. This book reinterprets rabbinic culture as an arena of multiple dialogues that traverse traditional concepts of identity regarding gender, nation, religion, and territory. The author's approach is permeated by the idea that scholarly writing about ancient texts is invigorated by an existential hermeneutic rooted in the universality of human experience. She thus resorts to personal experience as an idiom of communication between author and reader and between human beings of our time and of the past. This research acknowledges the overlap of poetic and analytical language as well as the language of analysis and everyday life.
In eliciting folk narrative discourses inside the rabbinic text, the book challenges traditional views about the social basis that engendered these texts. It suggests the subversive potential of the constitutive texts of Jewish culture from late antiquity to the present by pointing out the inherent multi-vocality of the text, adding to the conventionally acknowledged synagogue and academy the home, the marketplace, and other private and public socializing institutions.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים
THE LITERARY CONTEXT OF FOLK NARRATIVES IN
THE GENRE CONTEXT OF FOLK NARRATIVES IN
THE COMPARATIVE CONTEXT OF FOLK NARRATIVES
THE FOLKLORISTIC CONTEXT OF FOLK NARRATIVES
THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF FOLK NARRATIVES IN
THE RELIGIOUS CONTEXT OF FOLK NARRATIVES IN
מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל
Aggadah aggadic literature aggadic Midrash Akiva amoraim appears Arab Athenian Babylonian Talmud Bar Kokhba Bar Kokhba Revolt Batiah biblical birth Book of Lamentations century c.e. chapter Christian concerning context creativity culture Cuthean death destruction dialogue discourse discussion dream interpretation Eikha Eleazar enigma father folk-literary Folklore folkloristic folktale Fraenkel Galit Hasan-Rokem genre Greek Hebrew hermeneutical hero historical legend Holy human ideological includes Ishmael Israel Jerusalem Jewish Jews Joshua king Kozbah Lamentations Rabbah literary meaning Menahem Messiah Midrashim Miriam mother motif mourning narrative narrator oral Palestine Palestinian aggadic Palestinian Talmud parable parallel versions particularly Peregrinaggio perspective plot present priest proem rabbinic literature reality relationship riddle riddler role Roman sages scholars sequence sons sources story structure Studies symbolic tale type Temple textual told Torah tradition trans translation University Press verse Vespasian weep women words Yad Izhak Yassif Yohannan Zadok Zakkai Zalman Shazar Zekhariah