Strong as Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, a Translation with Commentary

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393352252

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About the Author

Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, the magnificent capstone to a lifetime of distinguished scholarly work, has won the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. His immense achievements in scholarship ranging from the eighteenth-century European novel to contemporary Hebrew and American literature earned Alter the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Los Angeles Times. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Alter is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Reviews

Sensitive to the nuances in the original Hebrew and Aramaic, and also pleasing to the ear of the English-speaking reader An accessible introduction for interested general readers, this book should also appeal to scholars. "
[Alter] continues his work of masterful translation. --Marcia Z. Nelson"
A pleasure to read . Alter has given fresh life to some of the most beloved, and puzzling, books in our heritage. --John Timpane"