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The Resource Strong as death is love : the Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel : a translation with commentary, Robert Alter

Strong as death is love : the Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel : a translation with commentary, Robert Alter

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Strong as death is love : the Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel : a translation with commentary
Title
Strong as death is love
Title remainder
the Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel : a translation with commentary
Statement of responsibility
Robert Alter
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Language
eng
Summary
"An award-winning translation brings new immediacy to these beloved books of the Bible. Read them for the first time, again. These five late biblical books offer readers a range of pleasures not usually associated with the Bible. They are artful, entertaining literary works-innovative, even startling. Women often stand center stage. Song of Songs is a celebration of young love, frankly sensuous, with no reference to God or covenant. It offers some of the most beautiful love poems of the ancient world. The story of Queen Esther's shrewd triumph is a secular entertainment that mixes farce with sly sexual comedy. The character of Ruth embodies the virtues of loyalty, love, and charity in a harmonious world. Enigma replaces harmony in Daniel, whose feverish night dreams envision the end of time. And the traditions of prophecy are recast in the tale of a fish that, on God's command, swallows Jonah and imprisons him in its dark wet innards for three days. Alter's translation restores the original power of these popular books"--
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http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Bible
  • Bible
  • Bible
  • Bible
  • Bible
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Alter, Robert
Dewey number
221.5/209
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS1199.L66
LC item number
A48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Love
  • Love
  • BIBLES / General
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Strong as death is love : the Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel : a translation with commentary, Robert Alter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn892620452
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780393243048
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014038126
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1176676
  • (Sirsi) o892620452
  • (OCoLC)892620452
Label
Strong as death is love : the Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel : a translation with commentary, Robert Alter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892620452
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780393243048
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014038126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1176676
  • (Sirsi) o892620452
  • (OCoLC)892620452

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