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Author Alter, Robert.

Title Pen of iron : American prose and the King James Bible / Robert Alter
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (198 pages)
Contents America as a Scriptural culture -- Style in America and the King James version -- Moby-Dick : polyphony -- Absalom! Absalom! : lexicon -- Seize the day : American amalgam -- The world through parataxis
Summary In this book, 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 styles and distinctive visions of reality. --from publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bible -- In literature.
Bible. English -- Versions -- Authorized -- Influence.
American literature -- History and criticism.
Bible and literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009022408
ISBN 140083435X (electronic bk.)
9781400834358 (electronic bk.)