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The Book of Job - Anonymous, Stephen Mitchell
The Book of Job
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The theme of The Book of Job is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it: it pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight. Now, The Book of Job has been rendered into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli... show more
The theme of The Book of Job is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it: it pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight. Now, The Book of Job has been rendered into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli poetry, and the Tao Te Ching have been widely praised. This is the first time ever that the Hebrew verse of Job has been translated into verse in any language, ancient or modern, and the result is a triumph.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060969592 (0060969598)
ASIN: 60969598
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
2.0
This is a very readable translation of The Book of Job. However, the reader should be aware that Stephen Mitchell omits the hymn in praise of wisdom and the speech of the young man Elihu. Elihu is the fourth friend of Job's who speaks following the three cycles of speeches by the "Three Comforters...
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
2.0 Book of Job
Scheindlin's helpful introduction attributes coherence and unity to Job in its final form. His keeping all of the traditional contents within the book is the main reason I was attracted to this contemporary version. Reviewers have said this translation is more direct, comtemporary, and forceful tha...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
Recently filmed by Terrence Malick - it's a non-literal and quite stunning take on the story. Check it out if you're even vaguely interested in religion.
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