The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
394
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393340532

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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

Masterfully translated.--John Timpane
A master translator of Hebrew poetry.--Jon Meacham
Masterfully translated. --John Timpane
Magnificent: This translation is superb [and] the commentary is rich in linguistic, historical, and literary insights that immeasurably enrich the reading of these texts. "
Masterfully translated. --John Timpane"
A master translator of Hebrew poetry. --Jon Meacham"