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The Resource Reading the underthought : Jewish hermeneutics and the Christian poetry of Hopkins and Eliot, Kinereth Meyer & Rachel Salmon Deshen

Reading the underthought : Jewish hermeneutics and the Christian poetry of Hopkins and Eliot, Kinereth Meyer & Rachel Salmon Deshen

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Reading the underthought : Jewish hermeneutics and the Christian poetry of Hopkins and Eliot
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Reading the underthought
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Jewish hermeneutics and the Christian poetry of Hopkins and Eliot
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Kinereth Meyer & Rachel Salmon Deshen
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eng
Summary
  • "The contribution of this book is indeed significant. I know of no other ̀rabbinical' readings of these poets. The readings they provide--as well as their introduction to this hermeneutical tradition--are helpful to both Christian and non-Christian readers.-- Paul J. Contino, Professor of Great Books and Associate Director of the Center for Faith and Learning Pepperdine University
  • "Dashingly original, two Israeli scholars read Christian poets the way rabbis read Torah, exploring text-resonances within Hopkins and the intertextuality of Eliot and Jewish Wisdom literature. The resulting ǹon-finalizability of interpretation' stimulates both a ̀perpetual return to language' and an approach to God. Scholarly, pellucid, and grounded in literary theory, these fresh readings offer breadth, mystery, and intellectual joy to Jews and Christians alike."--Joseph J. Feeney, S.J., Professor of English Saint Joseph's University
  • "Reading the Underthought is a major contribution to the field of literature and religion. With great discipline and restraint, it hones the possibilities of interreligious dialogue. A remarkable achievement."--Lee oser, Associate Professor of English College of the Holy Cross
  • Explores the question of how readers from one tradition can approach the poetry of another. Based on the assumption that readers from diverse cultural backgrounds may have something positive and generative to bring to an alien text, this book examines the contribution that a reader schooled in Jewish hermeneutic practices may offer to the interpretation and appreciation of mainstream Christian religious poetry
  • Through detailed analysis of the procedures of talmudic interpretive practice, Kinereth Meyer and Rachel Salmon Deshen explain the dynamics of a rabbinic hermeneutic approach and show how it can provide new insights into the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and T.S. Eliot. While they illustrate how the modes of talmudic interpretation resonate with other contemporary critical approaches--such as intertextuality, deconstruction, and performance theory--they also demonstrate how these critical modes can be differentiated in ways significant for the reading process. Connections between rabbinic hermeneutics and modern literary theory have been examined in recent scholarship, but this is the first study that considers the effect that Jewish interpretive strategies might have on the reading of literary texts of the Western tradition
  • The authors concretely illustrate how differences in cultural and interpretive assumptions can be brought into fruitful conversation, and they suggest a model for readers who approach texts from various "outside" positions. The hook provides a significant contribution not only to Hopkins and Eliot scholars, but to general readers interested in the enterprise of cross-cultural reading and in the interrelationships between literature, religion, and interpretive theory. --Book Jacket
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Meyer, Kinereth
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Salmon Deshen, Rachel
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  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Christian poetry
  • Judaism in literature
  • POETRY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Christian poetry
  • Judaism in literature
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Reading the underthought : Jewish hermeneutics and the Christian poetry of Hopkins and Eliot, Kinereth Meyer & Rachel Salmon Deshen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-304) and index
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Contents
Religious poetry and its readers -- Christian and Jewish hermeneutics -- Spelling Hopkins's leaves -- "Past all/Grasp God": A Catachrestic Reading of "The Wreck of the Deutschland" -- Reorderings: the nature sonnets and the terrible sonnets -- Reading the alien text -- "Ash Wednesday" and Midrash -- Four quartets and wisdom literature
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9780813218151
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Reading the underthought : Jewish hermeneutics and the Christian poetry of Hopkins and Eliot, Kinereth Meyer & Rachel Salmon Deshen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religious poetry and its readers -- Christian and Jewish hermeneutics -- Spelling Hopkins's leaves -- "Past all/Grasp God": A Catachrestic Reading of "The Wreck of the Deutschland" -- Reorderings: the nature sonnets and the terrible sonnets -- Reading the alien text -- "Ash Wednesday" and Midrash -- Four quartets and wisdom literature
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ocn812924900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813218151
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2602dk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812924900

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