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American prose and the King James Bible

Robert Alter

American prose and the King James Bible

by Robert Alter

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible. -- Versions -- Authorized -- Influence,
  • Bible -- In literature,
  • American literature -- History and criticism,
  • Bible and literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementRobert Alter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS166 .A67 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23397770M
    ISBN 109780691128818
    LC Control Number2009022408

      The King James Bible reconsidered (so poems such as the psalms and Mary's Magnificat in Luke are rendered in prose). For the reader, the Bible was overlaid with an antique patina: the.   Alone among generally available translations, the King James Version of the Bible—the only version approved for use by English-speaking Latter-day Saints—does not draw any distinctions between prose and poetry or between any other matters of diction, register, and style. This was the design of the KJV translators.

      It is myopic to suggest that American prose writers, if they were as steeped in the King James Bible as Alter insists, closed the book at Malachi Alter does not seem to understand the. The simple yet grand language of the King James Bible has pervaded American culture from the beginning. This book traces the ways that American novelists ranging from Melville, and Faulkner to Marilynne Robinson, and Cormac McCarthy - have drawn on the resources of the canonical English Bible to fashion their own styles and visions of reality.

    Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible by Robert Alter (, Hardcover). Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible, by Robert Alter Princeton: Princeton University Press, Reviewed by Dr. Carrie White. Directly or indirectly, the thoughts, actions, and lives of generations of Americans have been influenced by the Bible.


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Exploring the way the KJB has impacted both the prose and worldviews of select American authors--mainly Lincoln, Melville, Faulkner, Hemingway, Bellow, and Cormac McCarthy--Alter shows that, even when they parody it or contend with its legacies (as Melville and Faulkner did), the King James Bible remains an enduring point of reference, if not a moral center of Cited by:   In Pen of Iron, the eminent Bible scholar and translator Robert Alter recounts a small yet telling part of the story of American literature's attunement to the King James Bible.

Exploring the way the KJB has impacted both the prose and worldviews of select American authors—mainly Lincoln, Melville, Faulkner, Hemingway, Bellow, and Cormac McCarthy—Alter Brand: Princeton University Press. The book is certainly about the King James Bible and its impact on the style of several American prose masters - Melville (Moby-Dick), Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises), Cormac McCarthy (The Road), Bellow (Seize the Day), and it succeeds marvelously as a study of the KJV's influence/5.

A historically biblically-literate people, the King James Version Bible has woven its way into American literature not only through direct biblical allusions and quotes Pages: Among the many English translations of the Bible, a single one is responsible for the shape of some of the most iconic works of American literature, argues.

The simple yet grand language of the King James Bible has pervaded American culture from the beginning--and its powerful eloquence continues to be felt even today.

InAlter paid homage to the enormous influence of the King James Bible on American Protestants, and ex-Protestants, in his densely packed and elegantly written short book Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible (Princeton University Press, ).

In Alter’s book, he says, /5(10). 40 rows  These are the books of the King James Version of the Bible along with the names. Viewing the Standard (Cambridge) King James Version Bible Books List. Click to switch to the KJV Books List. Looking for the Apocrypha Books.

Genesis Chapter 2 Comment "God is sovereign over everything" > Respond now Numbers Chapter 14 Comment "Resembles the Attitudes Conditions of the USA today!!!" Joshua Chapter 24 Comment. King James Version. The King James Version is a translation named after King James I of England who commissioned the new English Bible translation in A.D.

King James 'authorized' the new translation to be read in churches in England and beyond after it was first published in A.D. Later known as the 'Authorized Version' inthe King James.

Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible. Author: Robert Alter. Princeton University Press, The simple yet grand language of the King James Bible has pervaded American culture from the beginning--and its powerful eloquence continues to be felt even today.

In this book, acclaimed biblical translator and literary critic Robert. Biblical literature - Biblical literature - The King James and subsequent versions: Because of changing conditions, another official revision of the Protestant Bible in English was needed.

The reign of Queen Elizabeth had succeeded in imposing a high degree of uniformity upon the church. However, the failure of the Bishops’ Bible to supplant its Geneva rival made. Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible by Robert Alter.

Despite countless articles and classes on the topic, the King James Version of the Holy Bible is seen primarily as a religious text and rarely as a literary one. Book review: “Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible” by Robert Alter. In this secular age, many writers striving to create literary works are uncomfortable with or antagonistic toward religion, religious faith and religious subject.

For myriad reasons, faith isn’t hip. Biblical literature - Biblical literature - The New King James Version: In the Texas-based evangelical scholar Arthur L.

Farstad assembled a group of biblical scholars, theologians, and clergy for the task of producing a modern English version of the King James Version. The New Testament was published inthe Psalms a year later, and the complete New King James.

Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible. Robert Alter Princeton University Press, x + pp. $ cloth. Already an accomplished critic on the novel, Robert Alter began about thirty years ago to turn his critical eye and well-tuned ear to the study of biblical narrative.

Since then his books have included new translations. In this book, acclaimed biblical translator and literary critic Robert Alter traces some of the fascinating ways that American novelists--from Melville, Hemingway, and Faulkner to Bellow, Marilynne Robinson, and Cormac McCarthy--have drawn on the rich stylistic resources of the canonical English Bible to fashion their own strongly resonant.

For centuries, the King James Version of the Bible influenced the way Americans understood literary style. In his bookPen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible, Robert Alter explores the myriad ways this seminal work of literature has inspired writers with its simple but vivid diction and egalitarian syntax.

One of the distinctive aspects of American prose is its borrowing from a variety of influences, including the King James Bible—and hence, the version’s impact shouldn’t be over-emphasized, Alter warns. American King James Version. Produced by Stone Engelbrite. This is a new translation of the Bible, based on the original King James Version.

It is a simple word for word update from the King James English. I have taken care to change nothing doctrinely, but to simply update the spelling and vocabulary.

It is a simple word for word update from the King James English. Care has been taken to change nothing doctrinally, but to simply update the spelling and vocabulary. The grammar has not changed the grammar because that could alter the doctrine.

The American King James version of the Bible was placed into the public domain on November 8, Pen of Iron - American Prose and the King James Bible $ The simple yet grand language of the King James Bible has pervaded American culture from the beginning--and its powerful eloquence continues to be felt even today."In Pen of Iron, the eminent Bible scholar and translator Robert Alter recounts a small yet telling part of the story of American literature's attunement to the King James Bible.

Exploring the way the KJB has impacted both the prose and worldviews of select American authors—mainly Lincoln, Melville, Faulkner, Hemingway, Bellow, and Cormac McCarthy—Alter shows that, even when .