A Biblical Heroine and Her Afterlives
Koosed's approach is eclectic, employing a host of methodologies from philology and theology to literature, folklore, and feminism. Thoughtful of the interests of both scholarly and lay audiences, Koosed presents inviting and compelling new insights into one of the Old Testament's most enigmatic characters.
About the Author
"It is startling how much one learns in reading this book—about the anthropology of kinship, food and foodways, ancient agricultural practices, the physiology of lactation, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and even, in the autobiographical sections, about the growing season in northeastern Ohio. Most of all one learns about the book of Ruth; because, as Koosed shows, all of these topics are relevant to interpreting the biblical story. The result is a fabulously rich reading that reclaims Ruth from the platitudes of romance and easy moral lessons. The beauty of the biblical book remains, but clearly this is a tough-minded beauty."—Tod Linafelt, Georgetown University
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