A Time to Tell: Narrative Strategies in Ecclesiastes

Voorkant
A&C Black, 1 jan. 1998 - 299 pagina's
Using a variety of approaches from art criticism to structuralist analysis, this book draws out largely neglected narrative elements of Qoheleth's text, including the strategies of framing, autobiography and the 'use' of Solomon. In locating the self as the central concern of this narrative, Christianson shows that although Qoheleth passionately observes the world's transience, he desires that his own image be fixed and remembered. His story is thereby concerned with identity and the formation of character. In the guise of Solomon that concern is almost satirical and somewhat playful. Through the strategy of the frame narrative the complex relations of all such elements are brought into question, particularly the reader's relation to the framed material, as well as the relation of the framer to the one framed.

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Inhoudsopgave

Preface
9
Abbreviations
15
Chapter 3
26
Chapter 1
52
Chapter 2
73
Excursus
79
THE INNER BORDERS
92
Chapter 5
118
Chapter 6
128
Chapter 7
173
QOHELETHS QUEST
216
Conclusion
255
Bibliography
275
Index of Authors
296
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