By Paul Mann

ISBN-10: 0791440311

ISBN-13: 9780791440315

Those provocative, creative, and now and then outrageous essays on literary thought, philosophy, and cultural feedback describe, of their shape and content material, the top of feedback, even whereas appearing the endlessness of that endgame. In a feeling, the ebook deconstructs all different types of critique and feedback, together with deconstruction, and together with its personal self. That the booklet is so painfully conscious of the futility of its personal firm, even whereas pursuing it relentlessly and with such serious rigor, is what makes this a e-book of masocriticism in addition to approximately masocriticism.

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279–294. 34 Witness the wording of Elijah’s oath: “As the Lord the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand . . ” (I Kings 17:1). See also Genesis 41:46; Deuteronomy 18:7; I Kings 10:8; (cf. II Chronicles 9:7); I Kings 12:7,8; Jeremiah 35:19; Ezekiel 5:11; II Chronicles 29:11 etc. 34 chapter one put him right, with the simple but pointed retort: “I live among my own people,” – meaning that her material needs are well cared for. ” (v. 14). 35 Might there also be an implicit sting in the Shunammite’s words: “I live among my own people” – suggesting that the prophet, who talks about the king and commanders, is cut off from the common folk?

18:47). However, it might be just another symptom of unthinking, robotic behavior: since the angel tells him to get 23 U. Simon (ibid. p. 260) attributes Jeremiah’s complaint to his perception of himself as a complete failure as a prophet, given the acute antagonism he felt from the people he preached to. But Jeremiah does not ascribe his solitude merely to his own weakness, but also to the difficulty of his task. Had God not imposed his ministry upon him, he could have been quite sociable: “I have not sat in the company of revelers and made merry!

185–192 [Hebrew]; M. Malul, Knowledge, Control and Sex, Tel-Aviv – Jaffa 2002 pp. 204 ff; 262; 431 ff. 30 chapter one person. 23 Their curse is a sharp protest against the course of events, which they believe is entirely unjust. However, this is not the case with Elijah. He does not curse the day of his birth, but merely wishes to die. In other words – at least on this occasion – it is fatigue that makes him succumb and give up, and accordingly he immediately lies down and falls asleep under a broom bush.

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