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The Book of Psalms

Robert Alter

The Book of Psalms

Robert Alter

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"You think you know these texts... until you read Alter, who reignites their beauty in bracing and unexpected ways." -- Malcolm Jones, Newsweek.

A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, The Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of The Five Books of Moses was hailed as a "godsend" by Seamus Heaney and a "masterpiece" by Robert Fagles. Alter's The Book of Psalms captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems. His learned and insightful commentary illuminates the obscurities of the text.



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About "The Book of Psalms"

"You think you know these texts... until you read Alter, who reignites their beauty in bracing and unexpected ways." -- Malcolm Jones, Newsweek.

A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, The Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of The Five Books of Moses was hailed as a "godsend" by Seamus Heaney and a "masterpiece" by Robert Fagles. Alter's The Book of Psalms captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems. His learned and insightful commentary illuminates the obscurities of the text.


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Meet the Author

Robert Alter

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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  • Catalogue Code 296403
  • Product Code 9780393337044
  • ISBN 0393337049
  • EAN 9780393337044
  • Pages 384
  • Department Academic
  • Category Old Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Psalms
  • Publisher John Wiley Press
  • Publication Date Oct 2009
  • Sales Rank #46925
  • Dimensions 210 x 142 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.498kg

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