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The Rape of Tamar
by Dan Jacobson
Dan Jacobson retells the age-old, biblical story of the rape of King David’s daughter by her brother Amnon. Out of this material he creates a tragic and sardonically humorous novel, wholly modern in spirit and yet true to the time in which it is set. On first publication, The Rape of Tamar was hailed as a masterpiece.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published 1973 by Penguin Books
(first published 1970)
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Dan Jacobson (born March 7, 1929 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a novelist, short story writer, critic and essayist. He has lived in Great Britain for most of his adult life, and for many years held a professorship in the English Department at University College London. He has also spent periods as a visiting writer or a guest-professor at universities in the United States, Australia, and South ...moreMore about Dan Jacobson...