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The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentaryby Robert Alter
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Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of . Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Translation, a Top 15 Book, Favorite Book, and Best Book.
"A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."--Michael Dirda,
"A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."'"Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
About the Author
Robert Alter was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. He is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and has published many acclaimed works on the Bible, literary modernism, and contemporary Hebrew literature.
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