The Psalms with Robert Alter and Marilynne RobinsonThe Psalms with Robert Alter and Marilynne Robinson

Author: Robert Alter

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Biblical scholar and Hebrew Studies professor Robert Alter appeared at the Y in December 2007 for a reading and conversation on "The Psalms" with Marilynne Robinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize winner Gilead. In this video clip, Alter describes how the English language fails to reproduce the sound of Biblical Hebrew due to its "compactness" and Robinson marvels at the presence of fallible human voices in the sacred testimonies of Scripture literature.

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