Call Number:
810.9382 ALTER
  
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Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010.
Description:
198 p. ; 23 cm.
  
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Summary:
In this book, biblical translator and literary critic Robert Alter traces some of the fascinating ways that American novelists--from Melville, Hemingway, and Faulkner to Bellow, Marilynne Robinson, and Cormac McCarthy--have drawn on the rich stylistic resources of the canonical English Bible to fashion their own strongly resonant styles and distinctive visions of reality. --from publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
America as a Scriptural culture -- Style in America and the King James version -- Moby-Dick : polyphony -- Absalom! Absalom! : lexicon -- Seize the day : American amalgam -- The world through parataxis.
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9780691128818 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691128812 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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