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Job's Encounters With The Adversary, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Job's Encounters With The Adversary, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Although Job has been universally admired, his encounters with evil have met with diverse and often contradictory interpretations. In contrast to the tradition that exalts "patient Job," recent scholars have focused attention on the"impatient Job" who questions divine justice. I will suggest thatJob is essentially a book about questions and assertions, a bookthat leads us to consider the significance of theological questioning.


S.Y. Agnon: Master Of Many Voices, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

S.Y. Agnon: Master Of Many Voices, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Gershon Shaked's work Samuel Yosef Agnon: A Revolutionary Traditionalist. Translated by Jeffrey M. Green.


The Faith Of The Mithnagdim: Rabbinic Responses To Hasidic Rapture, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

The Faith Of The Mithnagdim: Rabbinic Responses To Hasidic Rapture, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Book review of Allan Nadler's work The Faith of the Mithnagdim: Rabbinic Responses to Hasidic Rapture.


Hebrew Poetry Written With A Gothic Script, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Hebrew Poetry Written With A Gothic Script, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Else Lasker-Schueler's work A Study in German-Jewish Literature.


Chana Kronfeld. On The Margins Of Moderism: Decentering Literary Dynamics, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Chana Kronfeld. On The Margins Of Moderism: Decentering Literary Dynamics, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Chana Kronfeld's work On the Margins of Modernism: Decentering Literary Dynamics.


Intertextual And Interlinguistic Approaches To Agnon's Writing, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Intertextual And Interlinguistic Approaches To Agnon's Writing, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

While previous critics have raised the question of outsideinfluences upon Agnon, his fiction has seldom been read inconnection with contemporary views of intertextuality. Agnonspecialists might learn from the theories of Harold Bloom, forexample, as they are set forth in The Anxiety of Influenceand A Map of Misreading. This article will providespecific examples of intertextual and interlinguistic reading,applied to Agnon's "Panim Aherot" and ul'Veit Abba", and suggestthe broader significance of these approaches.


Forgetting Jerusalem, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Forgetting Jerusalem, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Book review on Clive Sinclair's Cosmetic Effects.