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Genesis: Translation and Commentary


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September 1997

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Alter's rare combination of fluent translation and insightful commentary makes this the perfect edition of Genesis for anyone drawn to this formative work in our culture. With a translation that attends to the usages, rhythms, and narrative patterns of biblical Hebrew and a commentary which deepens readers' understanding of Genesis without being intrusive, this book is ""the" Genesis for our generation and beyond" (Robert Fagles).

Portrait

Robert Alter's ongoing 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.
EAN: 9780393316704
ISBN: 039331670X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: W W NORTON & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1997
Seitenanzahl: 324 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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