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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 single narrative.

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Profiles one of the most important and complex figures of the Old Testament, describing the eventful life, triumphs and failures, divine destiny, and lasting influence of the poet, warrior, and king.

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 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 single narrative.

About the Author

Robert Pinsky is the author of many books of poetry, including Jersey Rain 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 in the graduate creative writing program at Boston University and lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

David — Cousin Goliath — The king's other daughter — Five golden tumors and five golden rats — Smoke from his nostrils, devouring fire from his mouth — Moabitage and Mephibosheth — Thou art the man — Sons of David — Would God I had died for thee — The enumerations — I will make thine enemies they footstool — David in paradise.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307428912
Publisher:
Nextbook
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Religious
Author:
Pinsky, Robert
Author:
Pinsky Robert
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Biblical Biography - Old Testament
Subject:
David
Subject:
Israel - Kings and rulers
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
Religion : Judaism - History
Subject:
Literary Collections : Essays
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050906
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
209

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Religion » Judaism » History

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"Synopsis" by , Profiles one of the most important and complex figures of the Old Testament, describing the eventful life, triumphs and failures, divine destiny, and lasting influence of the poet, warrior, and king.
"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 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 single narrative.
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