Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Genesis by Robert Alter

Genesis begins with the making of heaven and earth and all life, and ends with the image of a mummy-Joseph's-in a coffin. In between come many of the primal stories in Western culture: Adam and Eve's expulsion from the garden of Eden, Cain's murder of Abel, Noah and the Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham's binding of Isaac, the covenant of God and Abraham, Isaac's blessing of Jacob in place of Esau, the saga of Joseph and his brothers. In Robert Alter's brilliant translation, these stories cohere in a powerful narrative of the tortuous relations between fathers and sons, husbands and wives, eldest and younger brothers, God and his chosen people, the people of Israel and their neighbors. Alter's translation honors the meanings and literary strategies of the ancient Hebrew and conveys them in fluent English prose. It recovers a Genesis with the continuity of theme and motif of a wholly conceived and fully realized book. His insightful, fully informed commentary illuminates the book in all its dimensions.

Buy Genesis by Robert Alter from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780393316704
ISBN-10: 039331670X
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Genesis by Robert Alter

Book Reviews - Genesis by Robert Alter

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Genesis book by Robert Alter and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Robert Alter

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.

Books By Robert Alter

Strong as Death is Love by Robert Alter
Paperback, February 2016
$21.56
Ancient Israel by Robert Alter
Paperback, May 2014
$36.44
Wisdom Books by Robert Alter
Paperback, October 2011
$31.46
Art of Biblical Poetry by Robert Alter
Paperback, September 2011
$22.76