By Robert Alter
Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful remark, The David Story is a clean, shiny rendition of 1 of the nice works in Western literature. Robert Alter's terrific translation offers us David, the gorgeous, musical hero who slays Goliath and, via his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. yet this David can also be totally human: an formidable, calculating guy who navigates his life's path with a wrong ethical imaginative and prescient. the results for him, his relatives, and his state are tragic and bloody. old personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the production of a literary artist similar to the Shakespeare of the heritage performs.