Joseph and His Brothers (BOK)

Thomas Mann

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2005
Forfatter Thomas Mann Forlag
EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
ISBN 9781857152876 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende John E. Woods Emner og form Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Fiction in translation

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