Most widely held works about Robert Alter
Most widely held works by Robert Alter
The literary guide to the Bible ( Book )
30 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and French and held by 2,708 libraries worldwide
This literary guide leads the reader toward an understanding and appreciation of a book that has shaped the minds of men and women for two millenia and more. Provides an analysis of the Bible's structures, themes, narrative techniques and poetic forms. 1 line illustration. Rediscover the incomparable literary richness and strength of a book that all of us live with an many of us live by. An international team of renowned scholars, assembled by two leading literary critics, offers a book-by-book guide through the Old and New Testaments as well as general essays on the Bible as a whole, providing an enticing reintroduction to a work that has shaped our language and thought for thousands of years.
The book of Genesis ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,988 libraries worldwide
An illustrated adaptation of the entire book of Genesis, providing the biblical accounts of the Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the ark, the Tower of Babel, and other people and events.
The art of Biblical narrative by Robert Alter ( Book )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,807 libraries worldwide
This book offers a literary approach to the biblical text. Robert Alter brings numerous textual examples of the different types of biblical narrative, e.g., dialogue, repetition, narration.
The art of Biblical poetry by Robert Alter ( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,528 libraries worldwide
The five books of Moses : a translation with commentary ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,333 libraries worldwide
"The Five Books is an enduring source of literary and spiritual renewal. In its narrative we find the primal stories of the Creation and expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The intimacies of Genesis portray the tortuous relations between fathers and sons, husbands and wives. The grand historical narrative of Exodus and Numbers conveys a still-resonant drama of enslavement and liberation. Leviticus and Deuteronomy codify a culture and ensure its transmission over generations."--BOOK JACKET.
The world of biblical literature by Robert Alter ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,321 libraries worldwide
Fielding and the nature of the novel by Robert Alter ( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
Rogue's progress; studies in the picaresque novel by Robert Alter ( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
Partial magic : the novel as a self-conscious genre by Robert Alter ( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
The book of Psalms : a translation with commentary ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Like the Five Books of Moses a cornerstone of the scriptural canon, "the Book of Psalms" has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. The cleansing purity of its images invites reflection and supplication in times of sorrow. The musicality of its powerful rhythms moves readers to celebration of good tidings. So today as it has been throughout our past, this is a book to be cherished as the grounding for our daily lives. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of the Five Books of Moses was hailed as a "godsend" by Seamus Heaney and a "masterpiece" by Robert Fagles. Robert Alter's "The Book of Psalms" captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems. His learned and insightful commentary shines a light on the obscurities of the text.-http://www.booksinprint.com.
A lion for love : a critical biography of Stendhal by Robert Alter ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
The pleasures of reading : in an ideological age by Robert Alter ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 979 libraries worldwide
The David story : a translation with commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.
After the tradition; essays on modern Jewish writing by Robert Alter ( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Imagined cities : urban experience and the language of the novel by Robert Alter ( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 892 libraries worldwide
A literary investigation of how the modern metropolis--intoxicating, disturbing, powerful--changed perceptions and irrevocably altered the Western imagination. Alter traces the arc of literary development triggered by the runaway growth of urban centers from the early nineteenth century through the first two decades of the twentieth. As new technologies and arrangements of public and private space changed the ways people experienced time and space, the urban panorama became less coherent--a metropolis defying traditional representation and definition, a vast jumble of shifting fragments and glimpses--and writers were compelled to create new methods for conveying the experience of the city. In interpretations of novels by Flaubert, Dickens, Bely, Woolf, Joyce, and Kafka, Alter reveals the ways the city entered the literary imagination.--From publisher description.
Canon and creativity : modern writing and the authority of scripture by Robert Alter ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 827 libraries worldwide
Pleasure and change : the aesthetics of canon by Frank Kermode ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Reinterprets the question of canon formation in light of two related and central notions: pleasure and change. This work asks how aesthetic pleasure informs what we find valuable, and how this perception changes over time. It also explores the role of chance, observing the connections between canon formation and unintentional random circumstance.
Defenses of the imagination : Jewish writers and modern historical crisis by Robert Alter ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
Motives for fiction by Robert Alter ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
Modern Hebrew literature ( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
American literature American literature--Jewish authors Benjamin, Walter,--1892-1940 Bible Bible. Bible. Bible. Bible. Bible. Bible and literature Bible as literature Biography Books and reading Canon (Literature) Cities and towns Civilization--Jewish influences Comic books, strips, etc. Commentaries Criticism, interpretation, etc. Criticism and interpretation European fiction Fiction Fiction Fiction--Technique Fielding, Henry,--1707-1754 Graphic novels Graphic novels Hebrew literature, Modern Hebrew poetry, Biblical History Jewish authors Jews Jews--Intellectual life Jews--Social life and customs Judaism and literature Kafka, Franz,--1883-1924 Literary form Literature Literature, Modern Literature--Theory, etc. Narration in the Bible Novelists, French Picaresque literature Psychological fiction Realism Self-consciousness (Awareness) Short stories, Hebrew Stendhal,--1783-1842 Translations United States
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