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In what is both a radical approach to the Bible , and a fundamental return to its narrative prose, Robert Alter reads the Old Testament with new eyesthe eyes of a literary critic. Alter takes the old yet simple step of reading the Bible as a literary creation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465004270
ISBN-10: 046500427X
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1983
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alter

Robert Alter is professor of hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of, most recently, the highly praised biography of "Stendhal, A Lion for Love" (Basic Books, 1979).