Boyarin, Daniel, Tikkun
Genesis: The Beginning of Desire, by Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg. Jewish Publication Society, 1995, 456 pp., $35.
One version of the commonplace that there are seventy faces to Torah has it that each face is revealed in a different generation. If that be so, then it might fairly be said that the face for our generation is the literary, not as a reduction of the text from its status as Holy Writ or even revelation--the "Bible as Literature" paradigm--but for what literary analysis can reveal of meaning and structure that is left unread, using other modes of interpretation. The literary methods have, moreover, providentially provided a "posunodernist" answer to "modernist" …
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Publication information: Article title: Reading Genesis. Contributors: Boyarin, Daniel - Author. Magazine title: Tikkun. Volume: 11. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 1996. Page number: 72+. © 2002 Tikkun. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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