Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Alter, Kafka, and the Bible

INTERVIEW: Robert Alter sets a new literary tone with his translation of the Hebrew Bible (John Hickey, Berkeley News).
There aren’t many stories surrounding the Bible that begin with Czech novelist of the fantastic Franz Kafka, but Robert Alter’s does.

The article includes a video clip in which Professor Alter discusses Kafka and the Bible. He also criticizes biblical scholars for trying to "disambiguate" the Hebrew Bible by translation.

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