The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition

A Novel

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429903639

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers-Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah-the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a damaged youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate, immediate connection. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of Biblical women's society.

Inside the Red Tent

Author: Sandra Hack Polaski

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827230309

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The story of Dinah receives little more than a mention in the Bible, as it gives rise to a bloody massacre. Not so with Anita Diamant's The Red Tent (Picador 1998). Diamant weaves ancient history and culture with narrative fiction to draw a picture of what life might have been like for the women in Jacob's life. With skill and passion, Sandra Hack Polaski unravels the complexities of the biblical stories of Leah, Rachel, Zil'pah, Bil'hah, and Leah's daughter Dinah, probing aspects of The Red Tent that give us insight into the text and into the lives of women in the ancient Near East. Inside the Red Tent brings readers into the biblical and historical contexts of the world of Dinah and her four mothers, exploring their stories through the tradition of midrash, sound biblical scholarship, and archeological findings. She gives us a glimpse "inside the red tent" at the families, relationships, encounters, goddesses, and God that defined their lives and that define ours. From the Popular Insights series.

Anita Diamant's The Red Tent

A Reader's Guide

Author: Ann Finding

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 88

View: 6265


Continuum Contemporaries give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a through and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series all follow the same structure: a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or television adaptations, literary prizes, and so forth; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including web sites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.

The Red Tent

A Novel

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312195519

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 5321


In a story based on the Book of Genesis, Jacob's only daughter, Dinah, shares her unique perspective on the origins of many of our modern religious practices and sexual politics, eager to impart the lessons in endurance and humanity she has learned from her father's wives. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

A Study Guide for Anita Diamant's "The Red Tent"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410356396

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 30

View: 3204


A Study Guide for Anita Diamant's "The Red Tent," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Die Teerose


Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492956025

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 8159


London 1888, eine Stadt im Aufbruch: Während in den Gassen von Whitechapel das Laster blüht, träumt die 17-jährige Fiona von einer besseren Zukunft. Als Packerin in einer Teefabrik beweist die junge Irin ihr Gespür für die köstlichsten Sorten und exotischsten Mischungen. Doch dann muss Fiona ihren Verlobten Joe verlassen und sich im New York der Jahrhundertwende eine Existenz aufbauen... Spannend und voller Sinnlichkeit erzählt dieser Roman die Geschichte der Fiona Finnegan und einer großen Liebe zwischen Sühne, Mut und Leidenschaft.

The tragedy of the Italia

with the rescuers to the red tent

Author: Davide Giudici

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

Page: 215

View: 522


Translation of Col "Krassin" alla tenda rossa (Milano, 1928).

Golem und Dschinn


Author: Helene Wecker

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455812333

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 4669


New York, 1899: Hier begegnen sich Chava und Ahmad, eine Frau aus Ton und ein Mann aus Feuer, deren Schicksal seit Jahrhunderten unauflöslich miteinander verknüpft ist. Chava ist ein Golem, zum Leben erweckt von einem skrupellosen Rabbi. Sie kann die Wünsche und Sehnsüchte der Menschen um sich herum spüren. Als ihr Meister stirbt, muss sie sich allein in New York zurechtfinden. Ahmad ist ein Dschinn, der eingeschlossen in einer Kupferflasche auf Umwegen nach Manhattan gelangt. Seine Neugier und seine Leidenschaft sind ihm schon einmal zum Verhängnis geworden. Ihm fällt es schwerer als Chava, sich in das menschliche Leben zu fügen. In einer kalten Winternacht kreuzen sich zufällig die Wege von Chava und Ahmad, von Golem und Dschinn. Sie entdecken ihre Seelenverwandtschaft: In der Welt der Menschen suchen beide nach Liebe und Freundschaft, und ständig schwebt die Gefahr, entdeckt zu werden, über ihnen. Als ein übermächtiger Feind auf den Plan tritt, müssen sie gemeinsam eine schicksalhafte Entscheidung treffen.

Teaching the Bible

Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction

Author: Mark Roncace,Patrick Gray

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 158983674X

Category: Education

Page: 472

View: 5275


While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.

Pitching My Tent

On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743253529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3349


From the bestselling author of The Red Tent and Good Harbor, a collection of intimate, autobiographical reflections on the milestones, revelations, and balancing acts of life as a wife, mother, friend, and member of a religious community. Before The Red Tent won her international literary acclaim, Anita Diamant was a columnist in Boston. Over the course of twenty years, she wrote essays that reflected the shape and evolution of her life, as well as the trends of her generation. In the end, her musings about love and marriage, birth and death, nature versus nurture, politics and religion—and everything from female friendships to quitting smoking—have created a public diary of the progress of her life that resonated deeply with her readers. Now, Pitching My Tent collects the finest columns of a writer who is a reporter by training and a storyteller by heart, all revised and enriched with new material. Personal, inspiring, and often funny, Pitching My Tent displays the warmth, humor, and wisdom that Diamant's legions of fans have come to cherish.