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Publication Date: 2005
Part of the Jewish Encounter series
Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of Davids life: his triumphs and his failures, his charm and his cruelty, his divine destiny and his human humiliations. Drawing on the biblical chronicle of Davids life as well as on the later commentaries and the Psalmstraditionally considered to be Davids own wordsPinsky teases apart the many strands of Davids story and reweaves them into a glorious narrative.
Under the clarifying and captivating light of Pinskys erudition and imagination, and his mastery of image and expression, King Davidboth the man and the idea of the manis brought brilliantly to life.
From the Hardcover edition.