The David Myth in Western Literature

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Raymond-Jean Frontain, Jan Wojcik
Purdue University Press, 1980 - 212 من الصفحات
This collection of eleven original essays each by a different scholar outlines the rich body of imaginative and devotional literature which has the biblical poet-warrior-king as its subject or primary focus, showing David to have as strong an imaginative appeal for Western writers as such better-known mythic heroes as Orpheus, Oedipus, Samson, and Ulysses. The introduction to the volume surveys the development of the David myth particularly in British and American literature. The essays represent a variety of critical approaches to the myth as literature, treating in detail such works as Shakespeare's Hamlet, Cowley's Davideis, Christopher Smart's A Song to David, and Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and examining the complex uses made of David in the Midrash, Talmud, and Patristic writings; medieval sermons and Reformation devotional treatises; and American Puritan sermons.



Discriminations against Davids Tragedy
Frail Grass and Firm Tree
Two Views of the Evangelical David
Wait upon the Lord
David as Epic Hero
Cowleys Davideis and the
David the Military Exemplum
Blest Light
Faulkners Absalom Absalom
The Words of Their Roaring
Saul and David in the Early Poetry
Contributors 209
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Raymond-Jean Frontain teaches spiritual literature at Victory Noll, Huntington, Indiana and is completing his Ph.D. in English at Purdue University. Jan Wojcik studied at Boston College and received his doctorate from Yale. He is author of Muted Consent: A Casebook in Modern Medical Ethics, Road to Emmaus: Reading Luke's Gospel, Arguments of Agriculture: A Casebook in Contemporary Agricultural Controversy, and David Myth in Western Literature.

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