The world of biblical literature

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BasicBooks, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 225 pages
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A pioneer in the burgeoning movement to understand the Bible as literature assesses the spate of new developments in this area. Robert Alter reflects on the paradoxes inherent in considering this great religious work as literature.

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Alter's books on biblical narrative and poetics (ed., The Literary Guide to the Bible, 1987; The Art of Biblical Narrative, 1981) are bench-mark works in contemporary biblical lit-crit, and Alter has ... Read full review

The world of biblical literature

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Alter, a noted scholar of the Bible as literature, complements his previous studies (such as The Art of Biblical Narrative , LJ 8/81) by continuing to explore the assumptions that make a literary ... Read full review


Biblical Imperatives and Literary Play
The Literary Character of the Bible
Narrative Specification and the Power of the Literal

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Robert Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous critical works, the most recent of which is the prize-winning book The Art of Biblical Narrative.

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