♥ Book Title : A Temple of Texts
☯ Full Synopsis : "From one of the most admired essayists and novelists at work today: a new collection of essays—his first since Tests of Time, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. These twenty-five essays speak to the nature and value of writing and to the books that result from a deep commitment to the word. Here is Gass on Rilke and Gertrude Stein; on friends such as Stanley Elkin, Robert Coover, and William Gaddis; and on a company of “healthy dissidents,” among them Rabelais, Elias Canetti, John Hawkes, and Gabriel García Márquez. In the title essay, Gass offers an annotated list of the fifty books that have most influenced his thinking and his work and writes about his first reaction to reading each. Among the books: Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (“A lightning bolt,” Gass writes. “Philosophy was not dead after all. Philosophical ambitions were not extinguished. Philosophical beauty had not fled prose.”) . . . Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist (“A man after my own heart. He is capable of the simplest lyrical stroke, as bold and direct as a line by Matisse, but he can be complex in a manner that could cast Nabokov in the shade . . . Shakespeare may have been smarter, but he did not know as much.”) . . . Gustave Flaubert’s letters (“Here I learned—and learned—and learned.”) And after reading Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, Gass writes “I began to eat books like an alien worm.” In the concluding essay, “Evil,” Gass enlarges upon the themes of artistic quality and cultural values that are central to the books he has considered, many of which seek to reveal the worst in people while admiring what they do best. As Gass writes, “The true alchemists do not change lead into gold, they change the world into words.” A Temple of Texts is Gass at his most alchemical."Article| William H. Gass| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : A Temple of Texts
☯ Full Synopsis : ""No one is better than William H. Gass at communicating the sublime and rapturous excitement of reading." Washington Post"Article| William H. Gass| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Temple of Texts
☯ Full Synopsis : "In a compilation of essays exploring the nature and value of writing, the noted literary critic, essayist, and novelist presents an annotated list of the fifty books that have most influenced his life and work, as well as his thoughts on such disparate authors as Rainer Maria Rilke, Gertrude Stein, Stanley Elkin, Gabriel García Márquez, William Gaddis, and others. 10,000 first printing."Article| William H. Gass| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Texts and Traditions
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♥ Book Title : Temple & Contemplation
☯ Full Synopsis : "First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."Article| Corbin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Bede
☯ Full Synopsis : "Bede's aim in De Templo is stated in Chapter I: "That the building of the tabernacle and the temple signifies one and the same Church of Christ". For anyone with an interest in mysticism or merely desiring spiritual nourishment, the reading of De Templo should prove a sublime experience and its own reward. This classic in Latin by an English saint is here made available in English for the first time since it was written nearly 1300 years ago."Article| Saint Bede (the Venerable)| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Discovering Second Temple Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "Exploring the world of the Second Temple period (539 BCE–70 CE), in particular the vastly diverse stories, commentaries, and other documents written by Jews during the last three centuries of this period, Malka Z. Simkovich takes us to Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, to the Jewish sectarians and the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus, to the Cairo genizah, and to the ancient caves that kept the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls. As she recounts Jewish history during this vibrant, formative era, Simkovich analyzes some of the period’s most important works for both familiar and possible meanings. This volume interweaves past and present in four parts. Part 1 tells modern stories of discovery of Second Temple literature. Part 2 describes the Jewish communities that flourished both in the land of Israel and in the Diaspora. Part 3 explores the lives, worldviews, and significant writings of Second Temple authors. Part 4 examines how authors of the time introduced novel, rewritten, and expanded versions of Bible stories in hopes of imparting messages to the people. Simkovich’s popular style will engage readers in understanding the sometimes surprisingly creative ways Jews at this time chose to practice their religion and interpret its scriptures in light of a cultural setting so unlike that of their Israelite forefathers. Like many modern Jews today, they made an ancient religion meaningful in an ever-changing world."Article| Malka Z. Simkovich| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : מקדש, מקרא ומנורה
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♥ Book Title : Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book presents a new methodology for the study of ancient Jewish literature extant in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. It provides a unified approach to texts that come from a period of 900 years and were created by authors that are unknown today, sometimes presenting themselves as speaking with the voice of a biblical hero. These texts often differ fundamentally from modern texts, and the new methodology helps to describe and clarify their literary features withgreater precision than has been possible so far. The book sets out, explains, and illustrates the new methodology. It is accompanied by an online database of hundreds of literary profiles which show howthe concepts apply to specific texts of Jewish antiquity (literarydatabase.humanities.manchester.ac.uk )."Article| Alexander Samely| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Reading Contemporary Picturebooks
☯ Full Synopsis : "Reading Contemporary Picturebooks takes a look at one of the most vibrant branches of children's literature - the modern picturebook. This exciting new book takes a sample of contemporary picturebooks and closely examines the features that make them distinctive and then suggests a way of characterising the 'interanimation' of words and pictures that is the essence of the form. The reasons for the picturebook's vitality and flexibility are also explored and the close bond between the picturebook and its readers is analyzed. Advances in our understanding of how visual images are organized are examined and the book concludes with an attempt to redescribe the picturebook in such a way that pictures, readers and text may be drawn together. Picturing Text will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers interested in reading, children's literature and media studies."Article| David Lewis| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : George Herbert The temple
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♥ Book Title : Temple Scroll and Related Texts
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Temple Scroll and Related Texts, one of the series Companion to the Qumran Scrolls, is a comprehensive roadmap to the Temple Scroll, the longest and one of the most complex of the manuscripts from Qumran. The central chapter contains a discussion of the contents of the Temple Scroll, including sections on the Temple and its courts, purity regulation, the festival calendar, and the Deuteronomic Paraphrase with the Law of the King. The Companion also includes a chapter on the Description of the New Jerusalem, as well as one on the relationship of the Temple Scroll to the Book of Jubilees, 4QMiqsat Ma'aseh ha-Torah, and the Damascus Document. Written in accessible language and featuring extensive bibliographies, this Companion is ideal for undergraduate and graduate classes."Article| Sidnie White Crawford| Statement ..."