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The Life of David

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Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of David’s life: his triumphs and his failures, his charm and his cruelty, his divine destiny and his human humiliations. Drawing on the biblical chronicle of David’s life as well as on the later commentaries and the Psalms—traditionally considered to be David’s own words—Pinsky teases apart the many strands of David’s story and reweaves them into a glorious narrative.

Under the clarifying and captivating light of Pinsky’s erudition and imagination, and his mastery of image and expression, King David—both the man and the idea of the man—is brought brilliantly to life.

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Pinsky, a former poet laureate of the United States, draws on the biblical chronicle of David's life as well as later commentaries and the Psalms to weave the many strands of David's story into this narrative.

Synopsis:

Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of Davids life: his triumphs and his failures, his charm and his cruelty, his divine destiny and his human humiliations. Drawing on the biblical chronicle of Davids life as well as on the later commentaries and the Psalms——traditionally considered to be Davids own words——Pinsky teases apart the many strands of Davids story and reweaves them into a glorious narrative.

Under the clarifying and captivating light of Pinskys erudition and imagination, and his mastery of image and expression, King David——both the man and the idea of the man——is brought brilliantly to life.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Robert Pinsky is the author of many books of poetry, including Gulf Music and The Figured Wheel, and of the award-winning translation The Inferno of Dante. His prose works include The Situation of Poetry and The Sounds of Poetry. He teaches at Boston University and lives in Massachusetts.

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ISBN:
9780805211535
Author:
Pinsky, Robert
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Author:
Pinsky, Robert
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Biblical Biography - Old Testament
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Jewish Encounters
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.24x.69 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Pinsky, a former poet laureate of the United States, draws on the biblical chronicle of David's life as well as later commentaries and the Psalms to weave the many strands of David's story into this narrative.
"Synopsis" by , Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of Davids life: his triumphs and his failures, his charm and his cruelty, his divine destiny and his human humiliations. Drawing on the biblical chronicle of Davids life as well as on the later commentaries and the Psalms——traditionally considered to be Davids own words——Pinsky teases apart the many strands of Davids story and reweaves them into a glorious narrative.

Under the clarifying and captivating light of Pinskys erudition and imagination, and his mastery of image and expression, King David——both the man and the idea of the man——is brought brilliantly to life.

From the Hardcover edition.

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