Path

Success

Path Created with Sketch.

Warning

Path

Error

Cokesbury
Reading the Underthought
Jewish Hermeneutics and the Christian Poetry of Hopkins and Eliot
  • By Kinereth Meyer
  • By Rachel Salmon Deshen
$69.95
Reading the Underthought explores the question of how readers from one tradition can approach the poetry of another. Based on the assumption that readers from diverse cultural backgrounds may have something positive and generative to bring to an alien text, this book examines the contribution that a reader schooled in Jewish hermeneutic practices may offer to the interpretation and appreciation of mainstream Christian religious poetry. Through detailed analysis of the procedures of talmudic interpretative practice, Kinereth Meyer and Rachel Salmon Deshen explain the dynamics of a rabbinic hermeneutic approach and show how it can provide new insights into the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and T. S. Eliot. While they illustrate how the modes of talmudic interpretation resonate with other contemporary critical approaches--such as intertextuality, deconstruction, and performance theory--they also demonstrate how these critical modes can be differentiated in ways significant for the reading process. Connections between rabbinic hermeneutics and modern literary theory have been examined in recent scholarship, but this is the first study that considers the effect that Jewish interpretive strategies might have on the reading of literary texts of the Western tradition. The authors concretely illustrate how differences in cultural and interpretive assumptions can be brought into fruitful conversation, and they suggest a model for readers who approach texts from various outside positions.

Read More

Temporarily out of stock, more on the way! Ships from a Cokesbury Connect Partner.
Availability: In stock
Eligible For Free Shipping
  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780813217420
    • Manufacturer: Catholic Univ Of Amer Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780813217420
    • Publication Date: 06/01/2010
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Kinereth Meyer
    • Author: Rachel Salmon Deshen
    • Page Count: 314
    • Width: 5.70 inches
    • Height: 8.50 inches
    • Length: 1.30 inches
    • Weight: 1.30 pounds
  • Shipping and Returns
    This item is available for return.

    Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.