Friday, September 27, 2013

Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah: a Reboot Book / Roger Bennett, ed. 352 pp.

I didn't expect to enjoy this, but was pleasantly surprised.  54 passages have been taken from the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), presented in English and Hebrew, and in brief entries, placed in the wider context of the Scripture chapters in which they're found.  Then each passage is interpreted artistically by one of 54 writers, graphic artists, etc.  The results are, of course, mixed, and range in quality from so-so to dazzling.  My favorite was Jill Soloway's take on the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar.

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