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Robert Alter (1) (1935–)

Autor(a) de The Art of Biblical Narrative

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About the Author

Robert Alter is Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew & Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. (Bowker Author Biography)

Obras de Robert Alter

The Art of Biblical Narrative (1981) 1,533 cópias, 15 resenhas
Genesis: Translation and Commentary (1996) 808 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Literary Guide to the Bible (1987) — Editor — 739 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Art of Biblical Poetry (1985) 694 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary (2018) 546 cópias, 4 resenhas
The World of Biblical Literature (1992) 308 cópias, 1 resenha
The Art of Bible Translation (2019) 145 cópias, 2 resenhas
Modern Hebrew Literature (1975) 84 cópias
Hebrew and Modernity (1994) 22 cópias
Motives for Fiction (1984) 12 cópias
A Life of Learning 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb (2009) — Tradutor — 1,236 cópias, 51 resenhas
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most (1999) — Contribuinte — 457 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Song of Songs: A New Translation (1995) — Posfácio, algumas edições301 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation (1998) — Contribuinte, algumas edições267 cópias
Israeli Stories: A Selection of the Best Contemporary Hebrew Writing (1965) — Introdução — 108 cópias, 1 resenha
The Amos Oz Reader (2009) — Prefácio — 47 cópias
The Selected Poetry of Dan Pagis (1989) — Introdução — 23 cópias
Israel: A Traveler's Literary Companion (1996) — Prefácio — 16 cópias
The Book and the Text: The Bible and Literary Theory (1990) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Gershom Scholem (Bloom's Modern Critical Views) (1987) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Imagining Creation (2008) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Epic Voice: (2002) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The New Salmagundi Reader (1996) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



And so we begin Alter em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Janeiro 2015)
Alter and a tour of a sea bed em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Março 2013)
Alter and the deceitful pen of the scribes em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Julho 2012)


some pretty catchy tunes here... something for everyone.
beaudaignault | outras 8 resenhas | Jul 14, 2024 |
Very good translation of Job. Good intro for each book.
bt1900 | outras 9 resenhas | Mar 10, 2024 |
I'll try to keep this short and to the point. Thus, numbers.
1) Two of the volumes are massive: a couple of decades ago, I used to justify buying paper books because one couldn't curl up with a fiche reader at home. Alter's Prophets and Writings volumes, however, are actually worse than fiche readers; kick back with these things in bed, and you will hurt yourself and/or your partner.

2) It's Alter's vanity project: He's an old man these days, and I'm convinced that this was intended to be his last great contribution. It certainly sold well.

3) He did this all himself: Yup, a project on this scale usual involves at least a little bit of outside help, but this is all Alter. That's good and bad. Check out Edward L. Greenstein's review in Review of Biblical Literature 3/20 (Sorry I don't have the full citation; I printed the article off assuming that the full citation was there and, alas, it's not). Greenstein's not too impressed, and he makes some solid points, but you get the sense that he's angry because he wasn't invited to the party. See for yourself.

4) All save for the latter prophets were published before but ...: All of the material here save for Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zeke, and the 12, were published earlier. Indeed those earlier volumes are much more manageable than the current three volume set, but know this: those earlier volumes have editorial errors in them, and those errors were cleaned up in the 3 volume set. For instance, in the earlier version of the Torah (Five books of Moses. New York: Norton, 2004. ISBN 9780393019551) Exodus 20:17 on p.432 the text reads "You shall not covet your fellow man's wife, or his male slave ... etc." For those of you familiar with the 10 commandments this should feel like it's missing something. It is. The new and improved reading in the 2019 edition (volume 1, pp. 297-298) reads "You shall not covet your fellow man's house. You shall not covet your fellow man's wife, .. etc.) Errors like this are understandable, and the best effort has been made to correct them, but keep it in mind should you opt for a more manageable, earlier edition.

5) No bibliography: Think about that one for a while. I'm sure you'll be able to draw some conclusions about the translator's personality.

Finally, Alter's my go-to translation these days. No, it's not perfect, and yes, in person he's aloof and dickish, but still his sensibility both with Hebrew and with English shored up with a literary critical eye make it a very, very desirable armature when one is plugging away at the MT. It's more than worth the price of admission.
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Gershayim | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 10, 2024 |
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