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Robert Pinsky is one of the best translators of Dante around (check out "his" Inferno). Out in a couple of weeks is his The Life of David (Random House).


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 David's life: his triumphs and his failures, his charm and his cruelty, his divine destiny and his human humiliations. Drawing on the biblical chronicle of David’s life as well as on the later commentaries and the Psalms — traditionally considered to be David's own words — Pinsky teases apart the many strands of David's story and reweaves them into a glorious narrative.


"In conjunction with the book’s release, Nextbook.org has a related feature. There, you can read an interview with Pinsky about his examination of the Biblical hero and listen to podcasts of him discussing the work and reading from Samuel I."

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