A collection of secular essays on the Bible.
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The Bible is a book which all of us, in some sense, live with, and many live by. It has played as great a part in the development of our literature and culture as it has in that of Christianity or Judaism. But it is a book, which, whether we are believers or non-believers, we need constantly to re-learn how to read.
'The Literary Guide to the Bible' contains a critical essay by a biblical scholar on each book of the Bible, and a number of general essays which relate to the Bible as a whole. The insights that are to be found here by bringing the approaches of modern literary analysis to this greatest of all works of literature allow every reader to make an enlightened reassessment of this familiar yet elusive book.
"Frank Kermode and Robert Alter … provide evidence that biblical scholarship and literary criticism can be united."
PETER ACKROYD, 'The Times'
"This guide is incisively thorough. The non-specialized student, the educated general reader, and the over-worked rather bookless vicar will learn just what they need to know."
PETER LEVI, 'Independent'
"Few books in recent years have so stimulated my thinking and my imagination."
MOELWYN MERCHANT, 'Times Educational Supplement'
"For people who may well have toiled through 'Das Kapital' or 'Ulysses', but were put off the Bible by Sunday School, or never got round to reading it at all, 'The Literary Guide to the Bible' provides an enticing way back in."
SEAN FRENCH, 'New Society'
Professor Robert Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and has written many books including The Art of Biblical Narrative and The Art of Biblical Poetry.
Professor Sir Frank Kermode has been Professor at several universities, including London, Cambridge, Harvard and Columbia. He is the Editor of the Fontana Modern Masters and Masterguides series.
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