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 ...
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. Lean pages with general wear from reading and storage. If the dust jacket is present it may have curling, wear, or small tears on the edges. Some books have a bookstore stamp inside cover. Quick response!
G+ Not ex-lib. Hardcover in series-design black cloth with gilt stamped titles on spine, blindstamping to front (Borzoi impress on rear), no jacket, small 8vo. Published June 6, 1934; 1st and 2nd printings before publication (all stated). 428pp. + note on following volumes, colophon. G+ to VG-. Light rubbing to spine cloth and gilt with characters somewhat dulled, additional rubbing at ends of softened spine ends; blindstamping sharp, front and rear cloth clean and deeply colored; bumped tips of corners. Mild spine slant toward upper end only with binding mildly shaken with all holding fine; light play along front hinge. Uniform toning to clean, unmarked pages. Endpapers soiled with additional light foxing, prev. owner's name and info. ffep. Shelving soil upper page edges. Small vintage dept. store label rear pastedown.
Very Good. B0007ILLVW minor wear to edge of dust jacket-slight stain to cover-binding slightly loose at top front leaf-minor staining to close page edge-otherwise cover fine binding strong contents clean-enjoy.
Very Good+ Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Hardcover in black cloth with gold embossed title to spine and blind-embossed title to front board. Turquoise and mustard yellow Borzoi Book publisher's logos on endpapers in a checkerboard pattern. Same logo blind embossed to back board lower right corner. A stated First Edition, third printing with the following on the copyright page: "Published June 6, 1934, First and Second Printing before Publication, Third Printing, June 1934." Printed and bound by Plimpton Press, Norwich, MA. Translated from the German for the first time by H.T. Lowe-Porter. Book is tight and unmarked except for pale partially erased blue penciled number "20" to upper left corner of back fixed endpaper. Light soil to bottom of front endpapers near hinge. Very faint surface shadow to back cover cloth may be a dampstain, but doesn't affect edges or interior of book. Media mail included. Please contact us for priority or international shipping. Ships in 24 hours in a cardboard box.
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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