Esther Through the Centuries By Jo Carruthers. Blackwell Bible Commentary Series. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008, xvi + 304 pgs. Illustrated.

Reviewed by Julia Reinhard Lupton, University of California, Irvine

Julia Reinhard Lupton is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, with a joint appointment in Education. In 2007, she was named a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, in recognition of her contributions to Shakespeare studies. Her most recent scholarly book, Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2005. She is also author of Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology and Renaissance Literature (Stanford, 1996) and co-author with Kenneth Reinhard of After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis (Cornell, 1992).

Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter 2009) pp. 80-84