(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) This remarkable new translation of the Nobel Prize-winner's great masterpiece is a major literary event. Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four parts-The Stories of Jacob, Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph the Provider-as a ...
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) This remarkable new translation of the Nobel Prize-winner's great masterpiece is a major literary event. Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four parts-The Stories of Jacob, Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph the Provider-as a unified narrative, a mythological novel of Joseph's fall into slavery and his rise to be lord over Egypt. Deploying lavish, persuasive detail, Mann conjures for us the world of patriarchs and pharaohs, the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine, and the universal force of human love in all its beauty, desperation, absurdity, and pain. The result is a brilliant amalgam of humor, emotion, psychological insight, and epic grandeur. Now the award-winning translator John E. Woods gives us a definitive new English version of Joseph and His Brothers that is worthy of Mann's achievement, revealing the novel's exuberant polyphony of ancient and modern voices, a rich music that is by turns elegant, coarse, and sublime.
Good. Isbn matches very clean hardcover with jacket pages corners of first and last 20 pages of text have corner moisture discoloration and light wrinkling text is very clean no marks solid binding dj has edge wear at top of jacket the moisture wear is very light, if there is any problem I will issue an immediate refund. the book is too nice to pulp FAST SHIPPING W/ CONFIRMATION. NO PRIORITY OR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS OVER 4LBs.
Book in Good+ condition. 1948 edition. Jacket in Goood condition, unclipped. In mylar sleeves. Previous owner's address on flyleaf. No markings throughout. Family owned since 1989. Selling online since 1995. Exceptional shopping experience, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Very Good in Very Good jacket. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First thus. Hardcover. 1207 pp. Very good, in a very good price clipped jacket. Minor edge wear with the first few pages creased at the top corner. Jacket sunned with light edge wear and a few small closed tears. Contains a new introduction by Mann.
pp. xxi, 1207, coloured top edgse, others uncut, hardback, a fine copy in a near-fine dust-jacket  Because of the weight of this book, the default postal charge will not suffice and we will request an additional charge for this item.
This book is very interesting and keeps you engaged. The author keeps the story within the biblical age and centers it around Joseph and his clan. The foregrounding of the story including ancestors helps the reader to get a very clear understanding of the story.
Jan 30, 2014
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