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Signs of Weakness

Juxtaposing Irish Tales and the Bible

Signs of Weakness

Juxtaposing Irish Tales and the Bible

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Hardback

£160.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781841271729
Number of Pages: 248
Published: 01/03/2001
Are early Irish stories influenced by the Bible or transcriptions of pre-Christian Celtic lore? Layzer explores the practical and theoretical difficulties of determining 'influence' in ancient writing, and the relationship between the oral and the written, literacy and literature and the disciplines of Irish Studies and Biblical Studies.

Dr Varese Layzer

Varese Layzer received her doctorate from the University of Aberdeen and lives in New York.

"Given the scholarly conservatism of early Irish studies, which has nurtured a great deal of superb historical philology at the cost of insulating the field from more recent theoretical developments in literary study, this is a bold and laudable undertaking Among [the book's subtle] insights, perhaps the strongest is Layzer's recognition of just how amenable early Irish literature is to a midrashic approach to interpretation." Morgan Thomas Davies, Colgate University

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