The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

Alter's translation recovers the mesmerising effect of these ancient stories - the profound and haunting enigmas, the ambiguities of motive and image, and the distinctive cadences and lovely precision of the Hebrew text. Alter's translation conveys the music and the meaning of the Hebrew text in a lyrical, lucid English.
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Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship, Robert Alter's masterly new translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Alter's translation recovers the mesmerising effect of these ancient stories - the profound and haunting enigmas, the ambiguities of motive and image, and the distinctive cadences and lovely precision of the Hebrew text. Alter's translation conveys the music and the meaning of the Hebrew text in a lyrical, lucid English. His commentary illuminates it with learned insight and reflection on its literary and historical dimensions.
Additional Information
Isbn / Product Code 9780393019551
Dimensions 253 x 173 x 56
Printed Pages 800
Format Hardback
Year Of Publication 16/11/2004
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Author Alter, Robert
Product Code 9780393019551
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