The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition

A Novel

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429903639

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9707


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

View: 5615


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: 1095


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

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330507079

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6964


In The Red Tent Anita Diamant brings the fascinating biblical character of Dinah to vivid life. Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her fate is merely hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the verses of the Book of Genesis that recount the life of Jacob and his infamous dozen sons. Anita Diamant's The Red Tent is an extraordinary and engrossing tale of ancient womanhood and family honour. Told in Dinah's voice, it opens with the story of her mothers – the four wives of Jacob – each of whom embodies unique feminine traits, and concludes with Dinah's own startling and unforgettable story of betrayal, grief and love. Deeply affecting and intimate, The Red Tent combines outstandingly rich storytelling with an original insight into women's society in a fascinating period of early history and such is its warmth and candour, it is guaranteed to win the hearts and minds of women across the world. 'I genuinely fell into this rich and colourful world and Dinah and Leah have stayed with me as ancestors and sisters brought to life by Anita Diamant's imaginative novel' - Maureen Lipman. Adapted as a TV mini series starring Rebecca Ferguson and Minnie Driver.

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: 2175


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.

Golem und Dschinn


Author: Helene Wecker

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455812333

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 9020


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.

The tragedy of the Italia

with the rescuers to the red tent

Author: Davide Giudici

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

Page: 215

View: 8291


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

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: 7787


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.

Sehnsucht nach Mill River


Author: Darcie Chan

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843706093

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6464


Seit Jahren lebt Mary zurückgezogen auf ihrem großzügigen Anwesen oberhalb von Mill River. Nur Priester Michael besucht sie und erzählt ihr vom Leben in der quirligen Stadt: Von dem verwitweten Polizisten, der mit seiner kleinen Tochter aus der Großstadt geflüchtet ist, von der Krankenschwester, die ihre Familie mühselig über Wasser hält, und von der ungewöhnlichen Daisy, die in ihrem Wohnwagen geheimnisvolle Kräutertees braut. Niemand ahnt, welches Leid Mary erlebt hat. Aber als sie tödlich erkrankt, beginnt sie mit der Suche nach ihrer Tochter.

Good Harbor

A Novel

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743225724

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5372


Follows the growing friendship between fifty-nine-year-old Kathleen, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and the slightly younger Joyce, increasingly distant from her teenage daughter and struggling to write a second novel.

Die Teerose


Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492956025

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 5699


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 Predicament of Chukotka's Indigenous Movement

Post-Soviet Activism in the Russian Far North

Author: Patty A. Gray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521823463

Category: Law

Page: 276

View: 1821


In this book, Patty Gray explores why the 'indigenous rights movement' of the Chukotko people has been unsuccessful.

Das Buch Jonah


Author: Joshua Max Feldman

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641156262

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6983


Das Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten für das 21. Jahrhundert Jonah scheint mit seinem Namensvetter aus dem Alten Testament wenig gemein zu haben. Mit 32 Jahren lebt er in Manhattan, hat eine feste Freundin und eine Geliebte, ist ein Firmenanwalt mit Aussicht auf einen großen Karrieresprung. Doch eine folgenschwere Entscheidung lässt seine perfekte Welt in Trümmer fallen. Im Gefühl des Scheiterns geht er nach Amsterdam. Hier trifft er die kluge Judith, eine brillante Kunsthistorikerin, die für einen korrupten Spielcasinobetreiber arbeitet. Er erkennt die Chance, wieder Sinn in sein Leben zu bringen, indem er Judith hilft, auf den rechten Weg zu gelangen. Also folgt er ihrer Spur bis nach Las Vegas. Mit leichter Hand versetzt Joshua Feldman die biblische Geschichte von Jonah und dem Wal in unsere moderne Welt.