The literary guide to the Bible

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Robert Alter, Frank Kermode
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987 - Religion - 678 pages
This literary guide leads the reader toward an understanding and appreciation of a book that has shaped the minds of men and women for two millenia and more. Provides an analysis of the Bible's structures, themes, narrative techniques and poetic forms. 1 line illustration. Rediscover the incomparable literary richness and strength of a book that all of us live with an many of us live by. An international team of renowned scholars, assembled by two leading literary critics, offers a book-by-book guide through the Old and New Testaments as well as general essays on the Bible as a whole, providing an enticing reintroduction to a work that has shaped our language and thought for thousands of years.

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Contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION Robert Alter and Frank Kermode
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INTRODUCTION Robert Alter
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GENESIS P Fokkelman
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