The book of Job : aesthetics, ethics, hermeneutics /

The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job's response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and offers new perspectives on the trag...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Batnitzky, Leora, 1956- (Editor), Pardes, Ilana, 1966- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2015]
Series:Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; The Book of Job: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Hermeneutics; Is the Book of Job a Tragedy?; Job, the Mourner; Whose Job Is This? Dramatic Irony and double entendre in the Book of Job; Reading Pain in the Book of Job; Melville's Wall Street Job: The Missing Cry; Kafka's Other Job; Joban Transformations of the Wandering Jew in Joseph Roth's Hiob and Der Leviathan; Hebrew Poems Rewriting Job; The Bible on the Hebrew/Israeli Stage: Hanoch Levin's The Torments of Job as a Modern Tragedy; Beyond Theodicy? Joban Themes in Philip Roth's Nemesis; Notes on Contributors.