• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Reimagining Delilah's Afterlives as Femme Fatale: The Lost Seduction - Playing the Texts (Hardback)
  • Reimagining Delilah's Afterlives as Femme Fatale: The Lost Seduction - Playing the Texts (Hardback)
zoom

Reimagining Delilah's Afterlives as Femme Fatale: The Lost Seduction - Playing the Texts (Hardback)

(author)
£85.00
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The story of Samson and Delilah in Judges 16 has been studied and retold over the centuries by biblical interpreters, artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers. Within these scholarly and cultural retellings, Delilah is frequently fashioned as the quintessential femme fatale - the shamelessly seductive `fatal woman' whose sexual treachery ultimately leads to Samson's downfall. Yet these ubiquitous portrayals of Delilah as femme fatale tend to eclipse the many other viable readings of her character that lie, underexplored, within the ambiguity-laden narrative of Judges 16 - interpretations that offer alternative and more sympathetic portrayals of her biblical persona. In Reimagining Delilah's Afterlives as Femme Fatale, Caroline Blyth guides readers through an in-depth exploration of Delilah's afterlives as femme fatale in both biblical interpretation and popular culture, tracing the social and historical factors that may have inspired them. She then considers alternative afterlives for Delilah's character, using as inspiration both the Judges 16 narrative and a number of cultural texts which deconstruct traditional understandings of the femme fatale, thereby inviting readers to view this iconic biblical character in new and fascinating lights.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567673121
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

Simply Jesus
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Lost Scriptures
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Bible
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
NIV Bible Handbook
Added to basket
The Gnostic Gospels
Added to basket
KJV Apocrypha Text Edition KJ530:A
Added to basket
Perfect Mess
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Unlocking the Bible
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Unauthorized Version
Added to basket
New Catholic Bible
Added to basket
NRSV Apocrypha Text Edition NR520:A
Added to basket
The Gay Gospels
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Glasgow Bible
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.