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Here in Robert Alter's bold new translation are some of the most magnificent works in world literature. The astounding poetry in the Book of Job is restored to its powerful ancient meanings and rhythms. The creation account in its Voice from the Whirlwind is beautiful and incendiary. By contrast, a serene fatalism suffuses Ecclesiastes with a quiet beauty, and the pithy maxims of Proverbs impart a worldly wisdom that is satirically shrewd. Each of these books addresses the universal wisdom that the righteous thrive and the wicked suffer in a rational moral order; together they are essential to the ancient canon that is the Hebrew Bible.
Robert Alter was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the PEN Center .literary Award for Translation. His acclaimed translation of the Hebrew Bible also includes The Five Books of-Moses, The David Story, and The Book of Psalms. He is a professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
|The Book of Job||p. 11|
|The Book of Proverbs||p. 193|
|Qohelet (Ecclesiastes)||p. 335|
|The Book of Qohelet||p. 345|
|For Further Reading||p. 393|
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