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by Robert Alter,Frank Kermode

  • ISBN: 0674875303
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Robert Alter,Frank Kermode
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Belknap Press (October 20, 1987)
  • Pages: 678 pages
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  • Rating: 4.4
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O most educated modern readers the Bible probably seems both familiar and strange, like the features of an ancestor.

The belknap press of harvard university press cambridge, massachusetts. 1. Bibliography: p. lncludes index. O most educated modern readers the Bible probably seems both familiar and strange, like the features of an ancestor.

Robert Alter and Frank Kermode are literary critics of wide experience and formidable learning, and each has made considerable contributions to what they call the literary study of the Bible. I do not hesitate in awarding them the palm as the best guides we have so far in English. One of the virtues of this book is that it sends one back to the reading of the Bible with clear eyes and critical instincts alert. -Anthony Burgess (The Observer).

GENERAL INTRODUCTION Robert Alter and Frank Kermode . John Frank Kermode was a writer, educator, and literary critic. He was born in Douglas, Isle of Man on November 29, 1919.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION Robert Alter and Frank Kermode I. . Kermode received a . in 1947 from Liverpool University. Kermode served during World War II with the Royal Navy. After the war, Kermode held positions at Manchester University, Bristol University, University College of London, and Cambridge University, all in England, and at Columbia University in New York City. He was Charles E. Norton Professor at Harvard University in 1977-78 and Henry Luce Professor at Yale University in 1994.

Robert Alter & Frank Kermode published: 1987 format: 672 page Hardcover acquired: 2012 read: Jan 2012 – Nov .

I wish the rest of the essays here were as good.

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Robert Alter earned his bachelor's degree in English (Columbia University, 1957) .

Robert Alter earned his bachelor's degree in English (Columbia University, 1957), and his master's degree (1958) and doctorate (1962) from Harvard University in comparative literature. He has written twenty-three books, and is noted most recently for his translations of sections of the Bible. He lectures on topics varying from Biblical episodes to Kafka's modernism and Hebrew literature.

Robert Alter, Frank Kermode.

In a literary critique of the Bible, an international and interdenominational team of biblical and literary scholars analyze the structures, themes, narrative techniques, and poetic forms of the Old and New Testaments.
Reviews about The Literary Guide to the Bible (7):
A must-have for anyone with a scholarly interest in the Bible.
This is a great reference with fantastic, well written analyses of each book of the Bible. Very illuminating, no matter how many times you've been through the good book. On the other hand, for those with literary curiosities in the Bible, the book will also serve as a great introduction.
Good purchase and excellent service.
great book. great service.
Good read
An essential book to anyone who like to study literature and theology. Alter is one of the best guides to the field.
I've had this book for quite a while, but used it only as an occasional reference. I finally decided to read it all the way through, and I'm glad I did, though it definitely took a while. Perhaps two dozen authors provide coverage of nearly every book of the Bible, plus a collection of general essays thrown in at the end for good measure.

This collection­ isn't meant as a ministerial aid. It's a book-by-book journey into the richness of the Bible's presentation. The Old Testament coverage focuses heavily on the poetic structure and literary qualities of the writing. As a result, books you may consider dry--like Isaiah--become stunning in their literary beauty, while other books that contain fascinating stories and theological depth--like Genesis--can appear ugly and boring by comparison.

While the Old Testament focuses more intently on literary style and presentation, the tone shifts when the topic moves from the Hebrew Old Testament to the Greek New Testament. Here, the emphasis is more on historical-critical exegesis, and what the New Testament writers were trying to tell us about the Christian movement in their own day. While Christian writings do build heavily on an Old Testament foundation, they derive not from the poetic Hebrew but from the ghetto-Greek of the Septuagint. Thus, cadence gives way to content, but the coverage is no less interesting.

I toyed with the idea of doing two book reviews: one for the Hebrew Bible and one for the Christian writings. They are that different. My favorite topics, for four entirely different reasons, were:

Isaiah, by Luis Alsonso Schokel, which is a exquisite collection of poetry by three or more authors.
Jonah, by James S. Ackerman, is exposed as a literary masterpiece.
The Gospel of Mark, by John Drury, is an interesting portrayal of a human Jesus hardly devoid of emotion.
The Pauline Epistles, by Michael Goulder, provides a glimpse into the mind of a fascinating and influential apostle.

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