Skriftens ansikten: Konsten att läsa mellan raderna

Jesper Svartvik

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The biblical figures have stimulated the creative imagination of a wide variety of writers and composers during the past two millennia. This study surveys the reception history in poetry, novels, art and music of a number of biblical figures, e.g. Cain, Abel, Abraham, Isaac, Miriam, the poor widow (Mark 12:41-44), Peter, Judas and Barabbas.
The book discusses the interpretations of these biblical figures the Jewish midrashim and in the works of e.g. John Steinbeck, Wilfred Owen, Benjamin Britten, Søren Kierkegaard, Lev Shestov, Yehudah Amichai, Ephraim of Bonn, Julia Kristeva, Harold Bloom and Pär Lagerkvist.
Original languageSwedish
ISBN (Print)99-2599276-1, 91-88552-56-X
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Religious Studies


  • receptionshistoria
  • verkningshistoria
  • narrative criticism
  • Wirkungsgeschichte

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