Robert Alter

Unsettling Days

Assaf Gavron’s The Hilltop is a refreshing reminder that traditional realism is still an effective vehicle of insight into contemporary society and politics.

Give Ear O Ye Heavens

Benjamin Harshav’s lifelong engagement in the forms of poetry has been a unique—and uniquely valuable—project.

Yehuda Amichai: At Play in the Fields of Verse

Yehuda Amichai was an exuberant person with a lively, impish sense of humor. He was, at the same time, a melancholy man. Both traits are present in his poetry.

Proverbs 8:22-31

Many have marveled at the wisdom of the biblical books attributed to King Solomon. Here, in a new translation by Robert Alter, is Proverbs' account of the birth of Wisdom herself, from The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary, now out with Norton.

All the Good Things of Spain

The greatest Hebrew poet gets the English bio he deserves.


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