New York London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED by the Author-Translator on the front free endpaper, 8vo, green half cloth with gold lettering on spine over green boards, arhival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with detail from H. Bosch's, Carro di fieno, li + 324 pages with index. Very Fine / Fine. Item #5121
Robert Alter (born 1935) is an American professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He published his translation of the Hebrew Bible in 2018. He has written twenty-three books, and is noted for his translations of the Bible
."Alter's translation recovers the meanings, literary strategies, and eloquence of the ancient Hebrew and conveys them in striking literary English. The result is a Genesis with the continuity of theme and motif of a wholly conceived and fully realized book. It is enhanced by Alter's insightful, fully informed commentary, which illuminates the book in many dimensions,"--jacket.
UNCOMMON INSCRIBED & SIGNED copy in SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, bright, clean in a comparable dust jacket (unclipped).