Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

by Melanie Jane Wright
     
 

This book explores the retelling of the life of Moses in three 20th-century American narratives: Moses in Red, by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain, by Zora Neale Hurston; and Cecil B. DeMille's film, The Ten Commandments. Wright's analysis reveals that the figure of Moses has strong currency in American culture at many levels.See more details below

Overview

This book explores the retelling of the life of Moses in three 20th-century American narratives: Moses in Red, by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain, by Zora Neale Hurston; and Cecil B. DeMille's film, The Ten Commandments. Wright's analysis reveals that the figure of Moses has strong currency in American culture at many levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195152265
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/14/2002
Series:
AAR Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction3
2Back to the Future: Lincoln Steffen's Moses in Red (1926)13
3If Moses Was a Mulatto: Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)43
4Coming in from the Cold (War): Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956)89
5Conclusions128
Notes133
Bibliography151
Selective Filmography167
Index169

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