The Evasive Text

The Evasive Text

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This work employs an eclectic mix of structuralist and post-structuralist theories in a doomed attempt to discover the symbolic logic at work in Zechariah 1-8's surreal narrative world. Lengthy analyses of Zechariah's intra- and intertextual logic, or lack thereof, are presented. It is finally concluded that Zechariah lacks a concrete symbolic logic, defies grammatical conventions and is 'unreadable' as it stands-and always was this way. One suggestion is that it was the intent of the author, conceived of in a postmodern way, to produce such a work. It is finally concluded that the 'post-prophetic' age of Hebrew literature has much in common with the postmodern.Zechariah 1-8 and the Frustrated Reader Mark Cameron Love ... Morphological Database which differs slightly in a few places from BHS; see their software manual, D-9 for notes on the text). ... Eco (1992b: 6871); Freud; Jung; Kurzweil ( 1983: 68-70); Riffaterre (1990: 77); Samuels (1985: 12), and Wright (1982: 145- 48).

Title:The Evasive Text
Author:Mark Cameron Love
Publisher:A&C Black - 1999-11-01


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