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The art of Biblical narrative

Author: Robert Alter
Publisher: [New York] : Basic Books, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In what is both a radical approach to the Bible, and a fundamental return to its narrative prose, Robert Alter reads the Old Testament with new eyesthe eyes of a literary critic. Alter takes the old  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alter
ISBN: 046500427X 9780465004270
OCLC Number: 41927425
Description: xii, 195 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A literary approach to the Bible --
Sacred history and the beginnings of prose fiction --
Biblical type-scenes and the uses of convention --
Between narration and dialogue --
The techniques of repetition --
Characterization and the art of reticence --
Composite artistry --
Narration and knowledge --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert Alter.

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