The Art of Biblical Poetry

The Art of Biblical Poetry

eBook - 2011
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Perseus Publishing
Three decades ago, renowned literary expert Robert Alter radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as not only a human creation but a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In The Art of Biblical Poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible. Updated with a new preface, myriad revisions, and passages from Alter's own critically acclaimed biblical translations, The Art of Biblical Poetry is an indispensable tool for understanding the Bible and its poetry.


Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2011
Edition: Rev. and updated
ISBN: 9780465028191
0465028195
9780465022564
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 296 pages)

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