Pleasures of Reading in an Ideological Age
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BeschreibungA distinguished critic rescues literature from the ivory tower and reestablishes reading as a personal source of complex pleasure and insight.
InhaltsverzeichnisThe difference of literature; character and the connection with reality; style; allusion; structure; perspective; multiple readings and the bog of indeterminacy. (Part contents)
PortraitRobert Alter's ongoing translation of the Hebrew Bible, the magnificent capstone to a lifetime of distinguished scholarly work, has won the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. His immense achievements in scholarship ranging from the eighteenth-century European novel to contemporary Hebrew and American literature earned Alter the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Los Angeles Times. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Alter is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: W W NORTON & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1996
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten