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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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

Contents

Biblical Imperatives and Literary Play
25
The Literary Character of the Bible
47
Narrative Specification and the Power of the Literal
85
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

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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