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- DescriptionWhen Christ, wearied by the heavy burden of the cross, leaned for a moment against a stranger s doorway, the stranger drove him away and cried, Walk faster! To this, Christ replied, I go, but you will walk until I come again! So began the legend of the Wandering Jew, which has recurred in many forms of literature and folklore ever since. George K. Anderson, in a book first published in 1965 and immediately hailed as a classic, traces this enduring legend through the ages, from St. John through the Middle Ages to Shelley, Eugene Sue, and the antisemitism of Hitler to recent movies and vels. Though the main elements of the legend are a constant, Anderson shows how changes in emphasis and meaning reflect civilization s shifting concerns and attitudes over time.
- Author BiographyGEORGE K. ANDERSON, a renowned Anglo-Saxon scholar, was Professor of English at Brown University, where he taught for 45 years. Aided by a Guggenheim Fellowship, Anderson spent 20 years researching the legend of the Wandering Jew. His other books include The Literature of England (1979) and a translation of The Saga of the Volsungs (1982).
- Author(s)George K. Anderson
- PublisherBrown University Press
- Date of Publication01/06/1965
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationProvidence, RI
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBrown University Press
- Weight885 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine25 mm
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