Job, Bible, Wayne Booth, unreliable narrator
Biblical Studies | Comparative Literature | Religion
This essay by James W. Watts provides analysis on the book of Job, questioning previous interpretations of its narrative. Watts also compares the book of Job's narrative style to that of modern and historical authors. Watts argues that the author of the book of Job employed an unreliable narrator in the form of an omniscient charatcer, which attacked literative conventions of the time, but ultimately proved difficult for readers to understand.
Watts, James W. "The Unreliable Narrator of Job." The Whirlwind: Essays on Job, Hermeneutics, and Theology in Memory of Jane Morse. Ed. S.L. Cook, C.L. Patton, and James W. Watts. JSOT Supplement Series 336. London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001. 168-80.