The Hebrew Folktale

The Hebrew Folktale

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qThe most comprehensive account of its subject now available, this impressive study lives up to the encyclopedic promise of its title.q -- Choice The Hebrew Folktale seeks to find and define the folk-elements of Jewish culture. Through the use of generic distinctions and definitions developed in folkloristics, Yassif describes the major trends -- structural, thematic, and functional -- of folk narrative in the central periods of Jewish culture.... the Book of Susannah, and the apocryphal Additions to the Book of Daniel. To these should be added three isolated tales: one from the aforementioned Vitae Prophetaritm, another from a Qumran text that, according to scholarly assessment , anbsp;...

Title:The Hebrew Folktale
Author:Eli Yassif
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2009-04-16


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