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 account of creation in its Voice from the Whirlwind is
beautiful and incendiary an unforgettable challenge to the place of
man in the universe. The serene fatalism that construes life as
ephemeral and without purpose suffuses Ecclesiastes with a quiet
beauty. The pithy maxims of Proverbs impart a worldly wisdom that
is still sound and satirically shrewd.
Each of these books conveys and undermines 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. In Alter s translation they regain the energy and
force of the original, enhancing their ongoing relevance to the
lives of modern readers."
W W Norton & Co Inc
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||244 x 168 x 36mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Cloth over boards
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