New piece on Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible

Or, as I put it on Twitter, “I reviewed the FREAKIN’ BIBLE, no big deal.” It’s at Plough.

3 responses to “New piece on Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible

  1. Terrific bit of writing, Phil — very well done. Almost Robinsonesque(?).

    • The way I read the story of Joseph and his brothers is unreconstructed Robinson. As I just said to somebody else, I am, and shall always be, little more than Marilynne Robinson’s reply guy.

  2. Whew! Just as I was beginning to regret making the association! To continue: the acuity of perception is shared, certainly. But you add cheekiness and a sly mischief all your own — elements Ms R’s work could occasionally benefit from.

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