Saturday, March 23, 2019

book review Tag

Hebrew Bible

Book Review | The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary, 3 vols. by Robert Alter

23:06 19 December in 2018 November-December, Arts & Culture, Featured
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The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary, 3 vols. by Robert Alter W. W. Norton 2018, 3500 pp, $125 [divider] When I first learned that Robert Alter had completed the task of singlehandedly translating the entire Bible, a project he commenced around 1995, my mind went to Lawrence of Arabia....

dear zealots

Book Review | Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land by Amos Oz

12:36 16 December in 2018 November-December, Arts & Culture, Featured
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Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land by Amos Oz Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018, 138 pp, $15.31 [divider] Amos Oz’s modest new book of nonfiction is a container for some somber thoughts and for scraps left over from earlier lectures and books—refined and re-sorted, though ultimately not completely resolved. The...

Beirut Rules

Book Review | Beirut Rules

10:00 14 November in Arts & Culture, Latest
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Reading Beirut Rules takes us back to the unhappy 1980s when American diplomats, spies, and the military would be assigned to the Middle East—a complex and dangerous region that very few of them understood—and became sitting ducks for increasingly sophisticated terrorists who were financed and directed...