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Joseph and His Brothers

Mann, Thomas

Published by Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1983
ISBN 10: 0394431324 / ISBN 13: 9780394431321
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Title: Joseph and His Brothers

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine


Rare, Highly Collectible FINE Hardcover in NEAR FINE, unclipped DUSTJACKET in gift-quality condition. 1948 Edition,Stated 14th Printing, 1986. .NOT REMAINDER,X-LIB,BOOK CLUB. Immaculate & Completely unmarked Inside & Outside.N ear FINE Unclipped pictorial DJ,original $45.00 price on front flap,is bright,unfaded and shows virtually no shelfwear of any kind ;there is a slight wrinkle on top of spine andtop corners are very lightly bumped. DJ is now in clear archival-quality jacket (easily removable, if desired).Book is in Fine condition;Black cloth coverboards are bright,straight, square ,unfaded with no wear of any kind; Flawless gilt titles: tight binding; pointed corners .Spine is straight,unbroken ,unworn with no creases or “cocking” ( leaning ) and no fraying or humping of ends. Pages are clean,crisp,white, bright with no sign of age toning. Only buy from sellers who fully describe their books; avoid undisclosed surprises. 100% Guaranteed This volume contains the four novels , The Tales of Jacob; Young Joseph; Joseph in Egypt; Joseph the Provider, which comprise Thomas Mann’s quartet, Joseph and His Brothers. In stock & ships immediately, wrapped professionally and shipped in special box by an experienced bookseller. Please contact us if you have questions, would like a photo scan,etc; we respond within 24 hours to any inquiries. Expedited shipping is available for both domestic and international orders. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO WEIGHT OF THIS VOLUME THERE WILL BE EXTRA POSTAGE CHARGES, DEPENDING ON GEOGRPAPHIC LOCATION OF SHIPMENT AND CLASS OF SERVICE. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12750260956

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This remarkable new translation of the Nobel Prize-winner?s great masterpiece is a major literary event.

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.

Book Description: ?This excellent new translation by John E. Woods is a cause for celebration: first, because Joseph and His Brothers is in fact a great novel that will now be discovered by a new generation of readers; and second, because Woods himself is to be credited with an extraordinary achievement . . . Woods tackles the challenges of Mann?s wide-ranging diction with exuberance . . . Mann has finally found his ideal English translator.? ? New Republic, Ruth Franklin

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