Robert Alter

Robert Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous critical works, including the prize-winning The Art of Biblical Narrative.

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Cover: Necessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin, and ScholemNecessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin, and ScholemAlter, RobertHARDCOVER03/01/1991$23.00
Cover: The Literary Guide to the BibleThe Literary Guide to the BibleAlter, Robert
Kermode, Frank
PAPERBACK09/01/1990$37.50
Cover: A Lion for Love: A Critical Biography of StendhalA Lion for Love: A Critical Biography of StendhalAlter, RobertPAPERBACK10/08/1986$35.00
Cover: Motives for FictionMotives for FictionAlter, RobertHARDCOVER01/01/1984$70.50
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As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.