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Sodomscapes: Hospitality in the Flesh

Lowell Gallagher

Abstract

Sodomscape presents a fresh understanding of Lot’s wife in the reception history of the Sodom story. Premodern biblical cultures found in the scene of abortive flight a monitory sign of improvident curiosity and rooted inhospitality. This book’s cross-cutting array of texts and images—a fifteenth-century illuminated miniature, a group of Counter-Reformation devotional paintings, a Victorian lost-world adventure fantasy, a Russian avant-garde rendering of the flight from Sodom, Albert Memmi’s career-making first novel (The Pillar of Salt), and a contemporary excursion into the Dead Sea healthca ... More

Keywords: Ethics, Figure, Hospitality, Phenomenology, Sodom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823275205
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823275205.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lowell Gallagher, editor
University of California, Los Angeles