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Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah

Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Bennett, Roger

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Announcing a smart, daring, original new take on the Torah. Imagine: 54 leading young Jewish writers, artists, photographers, screenwriters, architects, actors, musicians, and graphic artists grappling with the first five books of the Bible and giving new meaning to the 54 Torah ...portions that are traditionally read over the course of a year. From the foundational stories of Genesis and Exodus to the legalistic minutiae of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, Unscrolled is a reinterpreting, a reimagining, a creative and eclectic celebration of the Jewish Bible.Here s a graphic-novel version of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, by Rebecca Odes and Sam Lipsyte. Lost creator Damon Lindelof writing about Abraham s decision to sacrifice his son as if Abraham were a mental patient in the wake of that incident. Here s Sloane Crosley bringing Pharaoh into the 21st century, where he s checking out boils, lice, and plague of frogs on WebMD. Plus there s Joshua Foer, Aimee Bender, A. J. Jacobs, David Auburn, Jill Soloway, Ben Greenman, Josh Radnor, Adam Mansbach, and more.Edited by Roger Bennett, a founder of Reboot, a network of young Jewish creatives and intellectuals, Unscrolled is a gathering of brilliant, diverse voices that will speak to anyone interested in Jewish thought and identity and, with its singular design and use of color throughout, the perfect bar and bat mitzvah gift. First it presents a synopsis of the Torah portion, written by Bennett, and then the story is reinterpreted, in forms that range from the aforementioned graphic novel and transcript to stories, poems, memoirs, letters, plays, infographics, monologues each designed to give the reader a fresh new take on some of the oldest, wisest, and occasionally weirdest stories of the Western world, while inspiring new ideas about the Bible and its meaning, value, and place in our lives.
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ISBN 9780761169192
Released NZ 2 Jan 2014
Publisher Workman Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780761169192
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Workman Publishing
Imprint Workman Publishing
Released 2 Jan 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Bennett, Roger
Category Biblical Studies, Criticism & Exegesis
Non-Christian Sacred Texts
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 175mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 222.106
Weight 658g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Non-Christian Religions
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly