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Strong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary

Robert Alter.
Item #: D12317
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 256 / 2015
Publisher: W.W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393243048
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The winner of a National Jewish Book Award for The Art of Biblical Narrative and the PEN-USA Translation Award for The Five Books of Moses, Robert Alter continues his stunning translation of the Old Testament with these late books—innovative, entertaining literary works, as distant in time from the books of Moses as Updike is from Shakespeare. The Song of Songs is a celebration of young love, while Queen Esther's triumph contains farce and sly sexual comedy, and Ruth embodies loyalty, love, and charity; Daniel churns with feverish dreams of apocalyptic strangeness, and Jonah, imprisoned in a fish, ends with a question that lingers unanswered.

 

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