Books by Robert Alter

Released: April 1, 2013

"A fine, useful resource for lay scholars, clergy and serious Bible readers."
A fresh translation of six historical books of the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 22, 2000

"A short, cogent exercise in literary criticism that provides some erudite free play with Scripture."
Alter (Hebrew and Comparative Lit/Berkeley) expands his ongoing study of the literature of the Hebrew Bible with an examination of the Old Testament's influence on three towering literary works. Read full book review >
THE WORLD OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE by Robert Alter
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 28, 1992

Alter's books on biblical narrative and poetics (ed., The Literary Guide to the Bible, 1987; The Art of Biblical Narrative, 1981) are bench-mark works in contemporary biblical lit-crit, and Alter has seen the field grow up around him into something fertile, even crowded. Read full book review >