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Moses in America : The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

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This book explores the retelling of the life of Moses in three 20th-century American narratives: Moses in Red, by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain, by Zora Neale Hurston; and Cecil B. DeMille's film, The Ten Commandments. Wright's analysis reveals that the figure of Moses has strong currency in American culture at many levels: mainstream, white and black, intellectual and academic, religious and secular. More generally, she seeks throughout to address the question of why these three artists believed their arguments - and wright insists that they are arguments - were best advanced by the re-presentation of an ancient biblical narrative.show more

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  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 161.5 x 203.2 x 19.3mm | 390.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195152263
  • 9780195152265

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