Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age

A Biblical Poetics and Literary Studies from Milton to Burke

by Daniel Ritchie

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While many literary scholars consider feminism, deconstruction, and multiculturalism new avenues to truth, other readers find that such prior ideological commitments distort literature. In Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age, Daniel E. Ritchie offers a "biblical poetics" as an alternative approach to ideological criticism, exploring how the Bible's own negotiations with language affect our view of literature, specifically with respect to older text, gender issues, ethnic diversity, and the apparent arbitrariness of language itself.

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While many literary scholars consider feminism, deconstruction, and multiculturalism new avenues to truth, other readers find that such prior ideological commitments distort literature. In Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age, Daniel E. Ritchie offers a "biblical poetics" as an alternative approach to ideological criticism, exploring how the Bible's own negotiations with language affect our view of literature, specifically with respect to older text, gender issues, ethnic diversity, and the apparent arbitrariness of language itself.

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Format Paperback
Pages 302
Publisher ISI Books
What They're Saying... No
ISBN 0802841406
ISBN13 9780802841407
Eligible for Readers Club Discount Yes

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