Joyce, Steinberg, and Acher: A Literary Analysis on the Consciousness of Heresy
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Keywords

joyce
steinberg
acher
judaism
literary

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Berman, S. (2022). Joyce, Steinberg, and Acher: A Literary Analysis on the Consciousness of Heresy . Iggrot Ha’Ari, 2. Retrieved from https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/ari/article/view/9759

Abstract

The heretic is a commonly portrayed figure in both religious and non-religious works, and the particulars of their character are defined by the author’s religious context. This essay contrasts the heretic figures in the Talmud, Milton Steinberg’s As A Driven Leaf, and James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. These characters’ actions and beliefs reveal how broad the category of heresy is and how its definition is deeply relative to the culture from which it sprouts.

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