Synopses & Reviews
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'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.