This month we’re discussing a tale of Jerusalem, entitled “A Tale of Jerusalem”, a slapstick piece with an eye-watering plethora of allusions.
- Think Judaism have an interesting article tracking down the real routes of the ‘Dashers’.
- The Critical Companion to Edgar Allan Poe has a nice little breakdown of this story, including an explanation of the Latin pun at the opening.
- This story is widely considered to be either a parody or homage to ‘Zillah, A tale of the holy city.’ It’s a bit of a mammoth read but is apparently quite impeccably researched.
- As always Wikipedia has a helpful article, this time on the subject of shaving in Judaism.
- The setting of this story is very vague, one possible interpretation puts it during the Bar Kokhba Revolt. Although reference is made the the Temple, suggesting it was sometime earlier.
- Of course no reference to ‘the Holiest of Holies’ could go by without reference to this.
- The Errand of Mercy is a podcast, they talk about stuff, it’s often quite funny.