The Book of Job

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Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
4.95 X 8.08 X 0.48 inches | 0.32 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060969592

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About the Author

Stephen Mitchell is Leverhulme Professor of Hellenistic Culture at the University of Exeter. Previous books include A History of the Later Roman Empire AD 284-641 (2007) and, more recently, The Imperial Temple at Ankara and the Res Gestae of the Emperor Augustus. A Historical Guide (2008).

Reviews

"Entralling."--George Steiner, "The New Yorker""Where the text is intrinsically moral, criticism becomes a moral act. Stephen Mitchell's superb translation of "The Book of Job" is moral in just this way--it puts us on the closest terms with the Old Testament book that many commentators regard as the crucial post-Holocaust parable."--David Lehman, "Newsweek""If Mr. Mitchell gives an eloquent account of the effects of Job's poetry in his introduction, in the translation itself he does even better: he makes those effects come alive. Writing with three insistent beats to the line, and hammering home a succession of boldly defined images, he achieves a rare degree of vehemence and concentration."--John Cross, "New York Times""The thoughtful reading of this astonishing translation has been for me a rare experience combining poetry and enlightment."--Erik H. Erikson