Textual Mirrors

Textual Mirrors

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As they were entering Egypt, Abram glimpsed Sarai's reflection in the Nile River. Though he had been married to her for years, this moment is positioned in a rabbinic narrative as a revelation. "Now I know you are a beautiful woman," he says; at that moment he also knows himself as a desiring subject, and knows too to become afraid for his own life due to the desiring gazes of others.

There are few scenes in rabbinic literature that so explicitly stage a character's… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (October 08, 2012)

Collection: Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion

Format: EPUB

Page count: 216 pages

File size: 3 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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