The Red Tent

The Red Tent

In the Bible, her fate is merely hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the verses of the Book of Genesis that recount the life of Jacob and his infamous dozen sons.

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330507073

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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‘Intensely moving . . . feminist . . . a riveting tale of love’ - Observer Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her fate is merely hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the verses of the Book of Genesis that recount the life of Jacob and his infamous dozen sons. Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent is an extraordinary and engrossing tale of ancient womanhood and family honour. Told in Dinah’s voice, it opens with the story of her mothers – the four wives of Jacob – each of whom embodies unique feminine traits, and concludes with Dinah’s own startling and unforgettable story of betrayal, grief and love. Deeply affecting and intimate, The Red Tent is a feminist classic which combines outstandingly rich storytelling with an original insight into women’s society in a fascinating period of early history. Such is its warmth and candour, it is guaranteed to win the hearts and minds of women across the world.
Categories: Fiction

Anita Diamant s The Red Tent

Anita Diamant s The Red Tent

2 STORIES AND STORYTELLING Biblical Sources — The Red Tent as Midrash Historically , the rabbis used this highly imaginative form of storytelling to make sense of the elliptical nature of the Bible - to explain , for example , why Cain ...

Author: Ann Finding

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826415741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 92

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Continuum Contemporaries give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a through and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series all follow the same structure: a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or television adaptations, literary prizes, and so forth; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including web sites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Inside the Red Tent

Inside the Red Tent

The compelling nature of this community of women is the main reason The Red Tent has found such an enthusiastic following . But the novel also raises a number of questions , which this companion volume seeks to address .

Author: Sandra Hack Polaski

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827230309

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The story of Dinah receives little more than a mention in the Bible, as it gives rise to a bloody massacre. Not so with Anita Diamant's The Red Tent (Picador 1998). Diamant weaves ancient history and culture with narrative fiction to draw a picture of what life might have been like for the women in Jacob's life. With skill and passion, Sandra Hack Polaski unravels the complexities of the biblical stories of Leah, Rachel, Zil'pah, Bil'hah, and Leah's daughter Dinah, probing aspects of The Red Tent that give us insight into the text and into the lives of women in the ancient Near East. Inside the Red Tent brings readers into the biblical and historical contexts of the world of Dinah and her four mothers, exploring their stories through the tradition of midrash, sound biblical scholarship, and archeological findings. She gives us a glimpse "inside the red tent" at the families, relationships, encounters, goddesses, and God that defined their lives and that define ours. From the Popular Insights series.
Categories: Religion

The Red Tent 20th Anniversary Edition

The Red Tent   20th Anniversary Edition

A Novel Anita Diamant. Reflections on, Author Interview, and Discussion Questions for The Red Tent Anita Diamant Reflections on The Red Tent It was 1991. I had Anita Diamant 245.

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429903639

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 817

In this modern classic interpretation of the biblical story of Dinah, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of The Red Tent, a New York Times bestseller and the basis of the A&E/Lifetime mini-series. Twentieth Anniversary Edition In the Bible, Dinah's life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons. The Red Tent begins with the story of the mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling and the valuable achievement of presenting a new view of biblical women's lives.
Categories: Fiction

A Study Guide for Anita Diamant s The Red Tent

A Study Guide for Anita Diamant s  The Red Tent

Blitt, Natalie, Review of The Red Tent, in Lilith, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 31, 1998, p. 42. Brawarsky, Sandee, “A RedHot Novel: Three Years After Its Publication, Anita Diamant's retelling of the Biblical Story of Dinah has Become a ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410356390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 30

View: 264

A Study Guide for Anita Diamant's "The Red Tent," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women Remaking American Judaism

Women Remaking American Judaism

67 EXITING THE RED TENT Diamant's work marvelously avoids equating the history of " male " experience with " female " experience.68 Instead , The Red Tent conjures up the missing part of the record , even if fictional .

Author: Riv-Ellen Prell

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814332803

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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Description of the changes in American Judaism to ensure that its rituals, texts and liturgies reflected the lives of women.
Categories: Religion

The Red Tent

The Red Tent

In a story based on the Book of Genesis, Jacob's only daughter, Dinah, shares her unique perspective on the origins of many of our modern religious practices and sexual politics, eager to impart the lessons in endurance and humanity she has ...

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312169787

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 531

In a story based on the Book of Genesis, Jacob's only daughter, Dinah, shares her unique perspective on the origins of many of our modern religious practices and sexual politics, eager to impart the lessons in endurance and humanity she has learned from her father's wives. 45,000 first printing.
Categories: Fiction

The Red Tent 20th Anniversary Edition

The Red Tent   20th Anniversary Edition

Told in Dinah's voice, the novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of Dinah's mothers-Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah-the four wives of Jacob.

Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781250067999

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis. In the New York Times bestseller, The Red Tent, Anita Diamant brings this fascinating biblical character to vivid life. Told in Dinah's voice, the novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of Dinah's mothers-Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah-the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past. With over 3.3 million copies sold, The Red Tent is a modern classic loved throughout the world, and the basis of the A&E/Lifetime mini-series. This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.
Categories: Fiction

Inside the Red Tent

Inside the Red Tent

The story of Dinah receives little more than a mention in the Bible, as it gives rise to a bloody massacre.

Author: Sandra Hack Polaski

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827230281

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 771

The story of Dinah receives little more than a mention in the Bible, as it gives rise to a bloody massacre. Not so with Anita Diamant's The Red Tent (Picador 1998). Diamant weaves ancient history and culture with narrative fiction to draw a picture of what life might have been like for the women in Jacob's life. With skill and passion, Sandra Hack Polaski unravels the complexities of the biblical stories of Leah, Rachel, Zil'pah, Bil'hah, and Leah's daughter Dinah, probing aspects of The Red Tent that give us insight into the text and into the lives of women in the ancient Near East. Inside the Red Tent brings readers into the biblical and historical contexts of the world of Dinah and her four mothers, exploring their stories through the tradition of midrash, sound biblical scholarship, and archeological findings. She gives us a glimpse "inside the red tent" at the families, relationships, encounters, goddesses, and God that defined their lives and that define ours. From the Popular Insights series.
Categories: Religion

Techniques of Grief Therapy

Techniques of Grief Therapy

The Red Tent is a group intervention for bereaved women, and particularly for women grieving a violent death, who can benefit from a sense of reinclusion in a caring community. The Red Tent intervention helps bereaved mothers to access ...

Author: Robert A. Neimeyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317433019

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 118

Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention continues where the acclaimed Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved left off, offering a whole new set of innovative approaches to grief therapy to address the needs of the bereaved. This new volume includes a variety of specific and practical therapeutic techniques, each conveyed in concrete detail and anchored in an illustrative case study. Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention also features an entire new section on assessment of various challenges in coping with loss, with inclusion of the actual scales and scoring keys to facilitate their use by practitioners and researchers. Providing both an orientation to bereavement work and an indispensable toolkit for counseling survivors of losses of many kinds, this book belongs on the shelf of both experienced clinicians and those just beginning to delve into the field of grief therapy.
Categories: Psychology