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RE: orion-list ORION: Guilty Corpses, Cultic lit, etc.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rochelle I. Altman [mailto:risa@isis.hol.gr]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 10:14 PM
> To: orion@pluto.mscc.huji.ac.il
> Subject: orion-list ORION: Guilty Corpses, Cultic lit, etc.
> David,
> Your analysis of Judith as political fiction is plausible. Political
> criticism hidden within a fictional narrative is an ancient genre; As
> we can see from folk tales, it is older than written history. 
> The genre
> is alive and well today. The whole purpose of hiding 
> political criticism
> within a fictional situation is to protect the author's neck.


My analysis is in print in my article on "Judith" in the HarperCollins Bible

David Suter
Saint Martin's College
For private reply, e-mail to "Suter, David" <dsuter@stmartin.edu>
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