The David Story  A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel
  • Release Date : 21 October 2009
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Categories : Religion
  • Pages : 448 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393070255
  • ISBN 10 : 0393070255
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Synopsis : The David Story A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel written by Robert Alter, published by W. W. Norton & Company which was released on 21 October 2009. Download The David Story A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. "A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.