The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity by Eva Mroczek.Some past PaleoJudaica posts on the book and the author's other work are collected here.
Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2016.
I first saw Eva Mroczek speak at Yale in the fall of 2013. She was presenting on the Psalms at Qumran, making an argument that eventually became the first chapter of her 2016 book, The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity. In the talk, she achieved a rhetorical effect that animates her book: the ability to present arguments which are startling, even field-changing, in a way that makes her conclusions seem obvious.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Review of Mroczek, The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity
ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Book Note | The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity (Jillian Stinchcomb).