ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Religion / Biblical Studies / Commentaries / Old Testament

Strong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary

| £21.96 | €24.50 | Ca$35.82 | Au$35.31
by Robert Alter
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Strong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter

Robert Alter's award-winning translation brings new immediacy to five beloved books of the Bible.

The Song of Songs; Ruth; Esther; Jonah; and Daniel offer readers a range of pleasures not usually associated with the Bible. As distant in time from the Five Books of Moses as Updike is from Shakespeare, these Late Biblical books are innovative, entertaining literary works. Women often stand center stage. The 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 also a secular entertainment, with clear traces of farce and sly sexual comedy. The character of Ruth embodies the virtues of loyalty, love, and charity in a harmonious world. Enigma replaces harmony in Daniel's feverish night dreams. The apocalyptic strangeness of Daniel echoes in works from the New Testament's Book of Revelations to the lyrics of Bob Dylan. And Jonah, the tale of a giant fish who, on God's command, swallows the prophet and imprisons him in his dark wet innards for three days, ends with a question that lingers, unanswered, leaving the reader to ponder the many limitations of humankind.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 680542

Ebook Details
Pages: 320
Size: 274 KB
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780393243055 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following category:

Nonfiction > Religion > Biblical Studies > Commentaries > Old Testament

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Literary Criticism > Semiotics & Theory
Nonfiction > Literary Criticism > American
Nonfiction > Religion > Biblical Studies > Criticism Interpretation
Nonfiction > Religion > Biblical Studies
Nonfiction > Religion > Biblical Studies > Commentaries > Old Testament
Nonfiction > Religion > Biblical Studies > Criticism Interpretation > Old Testament
Nonfiction > Religion > Biblical Studies > Prophets
Nonfiction > Literary Criticism

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016