A Lilith Bibliography, v. 0.1

This is the rough draft of an annotated bibliography of books of interest
toward those researching Lilith. I plan to flesh it out more as soon as I
get the chance, so check this space again soon for even more books.

If you feel that I've left out an important book, or you feel that I didn't
do one of the books on here justice, please feel free to email me about it,
and I'll consider incorporating your suggestions in future drafts of this
document.

Lilith: the First Eve by Siegmund Hurwitz.
The book is divided into two secions: a historical overview of the
figure of Lilith and a Jungian analysis of the archetype she
represents. The historical half is excellent, but the psychological
interpretation is marred by his anti-feminist stance and a typical
Jungian essentialist approach to gender. (Einsiedeln: Daimon Verlag,
1992.)
The Book of Lilith by Barbara Black Kotluv, PhD.
Jungian feminist interpretation of the Lilith legends. Fun and
interesting to read, but rather shaky at times in terms of scholarship,
although it's useful as modern thealogy of Lilith *if* you agree with
her interpretations. (York Beach: Nicolas-Hays: Dist. by S. Weiser,
1986.)
The Hebrew Goddess by Raphael Patai.
Excellent resource for not only Lilith but other Hebrew goddesses as
well, such as Asherah, Astarte, and the Maitronit. An excellent first
source for those wanting to research Lilith because it is scholarly but
not dry. (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990.)
Lilith's Cave by Howard Schwartz.
Fascinating collection of translations and adaptations of various
Jewish folk stories, mostly centering on Lilith and other related
figures (such as the Queen of Sheba, another form of Lilith, and
Ashmodai). (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1990.)

In both the case of the Hurwitz book and the Schwartz book, I haven't
finished the complete books, so I may revise my opinions/descriptions of
them later.

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