Anatole France, “La Fille de Lilith” (1889)

It should not be surprising that Lilith, the demoness from medieval Jewish folklore and mysticism and with earlier roots in rabbinic texts and near eastern mythology, would come into wide circulation in nineteenth century European art and literature. Her oriental ambience, occult cachet, and symbolic relevance for modernity‚Äôs anxious grappling with the nature and shifting … Continue reading Anatole France, “La Fille de Lilith” (1889)