All Books By Robert Alter

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  1. Book ImageStrong As Death Is Love

    “A pleasure to read. . . . Alter has given fresh life to some of the most beloved . . . books in our heritage.”—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  2. Book ImageStrong As Death Is Love

    Robert Alter’s award-winning translation brings new immediacy to five beloved books of the Bible.More

  3. Book ImageAncient Israel

    Robert Alter’s award-winning translation of the Hebrew Bible continues with the stirring narrative of Israel’s ancient history.More

  4. Book ImageThe Wisdom Books

    First time in paperback: “One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age.”—Adam Kirsch, New RepublicMore

  5. Book ImageThe Wisdom Books

    A magnificent new volume in Robert Alter’s award-winning, landmark translation of and commentary on the Hebrew Bible.More

  6. Book ImageThe Book of Psalms

    One of Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.More

  7. Book ImageThe Five Books of Moses

    "A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  8. Book ImageThe Book of Psalms

    A brilliant new translation and commentary of one of the Bible's most cherished and powerful books.More

  9. Book ImageThe David Story

    "A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999More

  10. Book ImageGenesis

    "[Here is] ?the ?Genesis for our generation and beyond."—Robert FaglesMore

  11. Book ImageThe Pleasures of Reading

    “A book that ought to be placed in the hands of any person who shows the slightest interest in serious reading or in hearing a good, practical defense of high culture.” —Wall Street JournalMore