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The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation With Commentary
By Robert Alter (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date October 3, 2011
Pages 394
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393340532
ISBN-10 0393340538
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.72 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
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First time in paperback: “One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age.”―Adam Kirsch, New Republic

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.

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