The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel (Paperback)

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Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393320770
ISBN-10: 0393320774
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 17th, 2000
Pages: 448
Language: English