The Book of Genesis: A Biography

By Ronald Hendel | Go to book overview
Save to active project

NOTES

INTRODUCTION: The Life of Genesis

1. Walter Benjamin, “The Task of the Translator,” in Illuminations: Essays and Refections, ed. Hannah Arendt (new york: Schocken Books, 1968), 73.

2. Erich Auerbach, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953), 15.

3. Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 1980), 38.

4. Frank Kermode, “The Uses of Error,” The Uses of Error and Other Essays (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991), 4.

5. Auerbach, Mimesis, 310. Auerbach is primarily concerned with apocalyptic figuralism, in which events contain a prophecy of their future fulfillment. I include Platonic figuralism, granting, of course, that the different kinds of figuralism have distinctive traits. Auerbach perhaps understates the importance of Platonic figuralism because of his interest in nascent historical consciousness (see Mimesis, 196). My terms, Platonic and apocalyptic, correspond to the traditional rhetorical terms, allegory and typology, and serve to emphasize their philosophical orientation.

-249-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Book of Genesis: A Biography
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 288

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?