Religion

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  1. Book ImageInferno

    Dante Alighieri, Michael Palma, Giuseppe Mazzotta

    This Norton Critical Edition of Dante’s masterpiece is based on Michael Palma’s verse translation, which is acclaimed for its elegant rendering of Dante’s triple-rhyme scheme into contemporary English.More

  2. Book ImageGenesis: Translation and Commentary

    Robert Alter

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

  3. Book ImageThe David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

    Robert Alter

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

  4. Book ImageThe Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

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

  5. Book ImageThe Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

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

  6. Book ImageThe Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

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

  7. Book ImageAncient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

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

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

    Robert Alter

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

  9. Book ImageSt. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics

    Saint Thomas Aquinas, Paul E. Sigmund

    St. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics contains translations of carefully chosen and central selections from The Summa Against the Gentiles, On Kingship or The Governance of Rulers, and The Summa of Theology.More

  10. Book ImageThe Pilgrim's Progress

    John Bunyan, Cynthia Wall

    As featured on PBS’s The Great American Read

    John Bunyan was a Baptist preacher and author with little education but much vision and purpose.

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  11. Book ImageThe Analects

    Confucius, Michael Nylan, Simon Leys

    “Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.”
    —Stephen Owen, The New Republic
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  12. Book ImageThe Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb

    R. Crumb

    Nominated for three 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: From Creation to the death of Joseph, here are all 50 chapters of the Book of Genesis, revealingly illustrated as never before.More

  13. Book ImageSor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works

    Juana Inés de la Cruz, Edith Grossman, Anna More

    A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling.More

  14. Book ImageJohn Donne's Poetry

    John Donne, Donald R. Dickson

    “Donald Dickson's John Donne's Poetry is the best text of Donne now available. It is scrupulously edited, and equally useful for students and for scholars.”—Harold Bloom, Yale UniversityMore

  15. Book ImageThe Bhagavad Gita

    Gavin Flood, Charles Martin

    “A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.”
    –Daniel Gold, Cornell University

    “Here’s a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship with artistry.”
    Library Journal
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