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Eminent scholar and translator Robert Alter will discusses the special challenges of conveying biblical poetry and prose in English, and read from his new work, an ambitious and impressive new translation, with commentary, of the Wisdom Books, including Job, the work of “the greatest biblical poet,” the Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. Robert Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at Berkley and has published many acclaimed works on the Bible, literary modernism, and contemporary Hebrew literature, including several previous translations from the Hebrew Bible.

Added by Center for the Humanities on October 5, 2010