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$40.00
Cover: The Literary Guide to the BibleThe Literary Guide to the BibleAlter, Robert
Kermode, Frank
PAPERBACK09/01/1990$38.50
Cover: A Lion for Love: A Critical Biography of StendhalA Lion for Love: A Critical Biography of StendhalAlter, RobertPAPERBACK10/08/1986$36.00
Cover: Motives for FictionMotives for FictionAlter, RobertHARDCOVER01/01/1984$72.50
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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene