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Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Biblical Criticism & Interpretation
Publisher: Basic Books
Age Range: Teen
Book theme: General
Author: Robert Alter
Street Date: September 6, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1696
Three decades ago, renowned literary expert Robert Alter radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as not only a human creation but a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In The Art of Biblical Poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible. Updated with a new preface, myriad revisions, and passages from Alter's own critically acclaimed biblical translations, The Art of Biblical Poetry is an indispensable tool for understanding the Bible and its poetry.
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