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The Art of Bible Translation

[Paperback]

by Robert Alter

    • Author

      Robert Alter

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Princeton University Press

    • Published

      September 2020

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    From the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, a "hugely entertaining and irreverent" (Adam Gopnik, New Yorker) account of the art of translating the Hebrew Bible into English

    In this brief book, award-winning biblical translator Robert Alter offers a personal and passionate account of what he learned about the art of Bible translation during the two decades he spent completing his own English version of the Hebrew Bible. Showing why the Bible and its meaning can be brought to life in English only by re-creating the subtle and powerful literary style of the original text, Alter discusses the principal aspects of biblical Hebrew that any translator should try to reproduce: word choice, syntax, word play and sound play, rhythm, and dialogue. In the process, he provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to biblical style that also offers insights about the art of translation far beyond the Bible.

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    • Author

      Robert Alter

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Princeton University Press

    • Published

      September 2020

    • Weight

      204g

    • Dimensions

      138 x 214 x 13 mm

    • ISBN

      9780691209142

    • ISBN-10

      0691209146

    • Eden Code

      5223626

    More Information

    • Author/Creator: Robert Alter

    • ISBN: 9780691209142

    • Publisher: Princeton University Press

    • Release Date: September 2020

    • Weight: 204g

    • Dimensions: 138 x 214 x 13 mm

    • Eden Code: 5223626


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