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The life of David

Author: Robert Pinsky
Publisher: New York : Nextbook : Schocken, 2005.
Series: Jewish encounters.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of David's life: his triumphs and his failures, his charm and his cruelty, his divine destiny and his human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David, King of Israel.; David, Israel König.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pinsky
ISBN: 0805242031 9780805242034
OCLC Number: 58536147
Description: 209 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: David --
Cousin Goliath --
The king's other daughter --
Five golden tumors and five golden rats --
Smoke from his nostrils, devouring fire from his mouth --
Moabitage and Mephibosheth --
Thou art the man --
Sons of David --
Would God I had died for thee --
The enumerations --
I will make thine enemies thy footstool --
David in paradise.
Series Title: Jewish encounters.
Responsibility: Robert Pinsky.
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Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of David's life: his triumphs and his failures, his charm and his cruelty, his divine destiny and his human humiliations. Drawing on the biblical chronicle of David's life as well as on the later commentaries and the Psalms--traditionally considered to be David's own words--Pinsky teases apart the many strands of David's story and reweaves them into a single narrative.

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