Lethal Love: Feminist Literary Readings of Biblical Love Stories

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Indiana University Press, 1987 - Religion - 141 pages
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The Emergence of the Lethal Woman
The Use of FrameTheory
The Use of Symmetry

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Abimelech actantial action adultery analepsis analogy avare Bathsheba Bible biblical birth trauma bisexual Boaz Boaz's Book of Ruth castration chapter character chiasmus chro chronology concept creation criticism cult prostitute David death defloration Delilah Deut diegetical displacement Edmund Leach ellipsis fabula father fear female feminist focalization Fokkelman Freud Freudian Genesis gerbe Greimas ha'dddm Hebrew Bible hence hermeneutic hero heuristic higher criticism Hugo's ical ideo ideology interpretation intersubjective Israel Jerubbesheth Joab Judah Lacan lematic levirate lipsis literary literary theory love stories male marriage meaning metacritical metaphor metatextual metonymy Mirror Stage mise en abyme misogyny Moab models moral motivation myth Naastepad Naomi narrative narrative theory narratological Nazirite nepes nuclear family Onan Orpah paralepsis patriarchal penis envy Perry and Sternberg Philistines plausible position possible problematic prolepsis proper name psychoanalytical question Rachel and Leah readers reading relation relevance represents riddle Robert Alter Roland Barthes Ruth Ruth's Samson Samson and Delilah seems semantic semantic field semiotic semiotic square serpent sexist sexual sexually differentiated social specific speech acts story structure symbolic synecdoche taboo TALKING CURE Tamar tence tension Textual criticism textual problem Thebez theory thus Timnath tion Torah transgression tree Trible uncon unity Uriah Uriah the Hittite vagina dentata verse woman women Yahweh

About the author (1987)

Mieke Bal is Academy Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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