The Book of Job

The Book of Job
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Condition: 
New
Primary Author: 
Mitchell, Stephen
Other Authors: 
Mitchell, Stephen
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"If Mr. Mitchell gives an eloquent account of the effects of Job's poetry in his introduction, in the translation itself he does even better: he makes those effects come alive. Writing with three insistent beats to the line, and hammering home a succession of boldly defined images, he achieves a rare degree of vehemence and concentration." — John Cross, New York Times

The Book of Job pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight; it is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it.

Now, The Book of Job has been translated into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli poetry, and the Tao Te Ching have been widely praised. This is the first time ever that the Hebrew verse of Job has been translated into verse in any language, ancient or modern, and the result is a triumph.

SKU: 9780060969592.rm
ISBN: 
9780060969592
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 
01/15/1994
Binding Type: 
Paperback