The Art of Biblical Narrative / Edition 1

The Art of Biblical Narrative / Edition 1

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by Robert Alter
     
 


"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 eyes—the eyes of a literary critic. Alter takes the old"See more details below

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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 eyes—the eyes of a literary critic. Alter takes the old"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465004270
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/28/1983
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1A Literary Approach to the Bible3
2Sacred History and the Beginnings of Prose Fiction23
3Biblical Type-Scenes and the Uses of Convention47
4Between Narration and Dialogue63
5The Techniques of Repetition88
6Characterization and the Art of Reticence114
7Composite Artistry131
8Narration and Knowledge155
9Conclusion178
Index191

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