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  1. Book ImageJewish Comedy: A Serious History

    Jeremy Dauber

    A rich account of Jewish humor: its nature, its development, and its vital role throughout Jewish history.More

  2. Book ImageThe People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature

    Adam Kirsch

    An accessible introduction to the classics of Jewish literature, from the Bible to modern times, by “one of America’s finest literary critics” (Wall Street Journal).More

  3. Book ImageThe Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Stephen Greenblatt—Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World—investigates the life of one of humankind’s greatest stories.More

  4. Book ImagePoets of the Bible: From Solomon's Song of Songs to John's Revelation

    Willis Barnstone

    “The vividness and beauty of the language emerge in a fresh way . . . with evocative simplicity.” —Robert Alter, professor emeritus of Hebrew and comparative literature, University of California, BerkeleyMore

  5. Book ImageThe Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

    Christopher de Bellaigue

    A revelatory and game-changing narrative that rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world.More

  6. Book ImageThe Conference of the Birds

    Attar, Sholeh Wolpé

    Award-winning translator Sholeh Wolpé recaptures the beauty and lyricism of one of Persian literature’s most celebrated masterpieces.More

  7. Book ImageWhy?: Explaining the Holocaust

    Peter Hayes

    A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.More

  8. Book ImageThe Qur'an

    Jane Dammen McAuliffe

    This Norton Critical Edition is based on a thoroughly revised and annotated version of the well-regarded Pickthall translation of the Qur’an. Jane McAuliffe introduces the Qur’an as a living scripture, preparing readers for an informed encounter with the text. Topics include the scholarly traditions of the study of qur’anic origins; the centuries of commentary, analysis, and intellectual dissemination that have created a library of qur’anic literature; the history of translations, particularly those in English; and the many ways the Qur’an informs Muslim life and material culture.More

  9. Book ImageTalking God: Philosophers on Belief

    Gary Gutting

    Through interviews with twelve distinguished philosophers—including atheists, agnostics, and believers—Talking God works toward a philosophical understanding and evaluation of religion. Along the way, Gary Gutting and his interviewees challenge many common assumptions about religious beliefs.More

  10. Book ImageHave I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward

    Ezra Glinter, Dara Horn

    A Finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award

    Forty-two stories from America’s greatest Yiddish newspaper, in English for the first time.More

  11. Book ImageMahabharata: A Modern Retelling

    Carole Satyamurti, Wendy Doniger, Vinay Dharwadker

    “Astonishing. . . . [Satyamurti’s Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive . . . as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse.”—Vinay DharwadkerMore

  12. Book ImageStrong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

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

  13. Book ImageAmerican Qur'an

    Sandow Birk, Reza Aslan, Iftikhar Dadi, Et Al.

    This triumph of American art, reflecting a decade of travel in the Islamic work, unites two cultures with its transcendent power.More

  14. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of World Religions: Buddhism

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Jack Miles

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.More

  15. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of World Religions: Hinduism

    Wendy Doniger, Jack Miles

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.More

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