Joseph and his brothers

Thomas Mann, 1875-1955

Book - 2004

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Series
Everyman's library
Everyman's library ; #0287
Subjects
Published
New York : Everyman's Library 2004.
Language
English
German
Item Description
Translated from the German.
"A new translation..."--Cover.
Joseph and his brothers, in a different translation, was first published in Great britain as four separate titles by Secker & Warburg, and the collected edition was first published by Secker & Warburg in 1956. Originally published in German as Joseph und seine Brüder in four volumes (c1933-1943).
Physical Description
1492 p.
ISBN
1400040019
Main Author
Thomas Mann, 1875-1955 (-)
Other Authors
John E. (John Edwin) Woods (-)
  • The stories of Jacob
  • Young Joseph
  • Joseph in Egypt
  • Joseph the provider.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

The publisher is proclaiming this new translation of Mann's huge classic as one of the literary events of the year. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

"Everyman" brings a top new translation of the Nobel prize-winning Mann's magnum opus, which includes The Stories of Jacob (1933), Young Joseph (1934), Joseph in Egypt (1936), and Joseph the Provider (1943). Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A new translation of the complete text of the tetralogy on the life of the biblical hero of Joseph includes "The Stories of Jacob," "Young Joseph," "Joseph in Egypt," and "Joseph the Provider" and follows Joseph from his early life and fall into slavery to his rise to power in Egypt.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A new translation of the complete text of the tetralogy on the life of the biblical hero of Joseph includes The Stories of Jacob, Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph the Provider and follows Joseph from his early life and fall into slavery to his rise to power in Egypt.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This remarkable new translation of the Nobel Prize-winner’s great masterpiece is a major literary event. Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four parts–The Stories of Jacob, Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph the Provider–as a unified narrative, a “mythological novel” of Joseph’s fall into slavery and his rise to be lord over Egypt. Deploying lavish, persuasive detail, Mann conjures for us the world of patriarchs and pharaohs, the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine, and the universal force of human love in all its beauty, desperation, absurdity, and pain. The result is a brilliant amalgam of humor, emotion, psychological insight, and epic grandeur. Now the award-winning translator John E. Woods gives us a definitive new English version of Joseph and His Brothers that is worthy of Mann’s achievement, revealing the novel’s exuberant polyphony of ancient and modern voices, a rich music that is by turns elegant, coarse, and sublime.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

This remarkable new translation of the Nobel Prize-winner’s great masterpiece is a major literary event.

 

Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four parts–The Stories of Jacob, Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph the Provider–as a unified narrative, a “mythological novel” of Joseph’s fall into slavery and his rise to be lord over Egypt. Deploying lavish, persuasive detail, Mann conjures for us the world of patriarchs and pharaohs, the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine, and the universal force of human love in all its beauty, desperation, absurdity, and pain. The result is a brilliant amalgam of humor, emotion, psychological insight, and epic grandeur.

 

Now the award-winning translator John E. Woods gives us a definitive new English version of Joseph and His Brothers that is worthy of Mann’s achievement, revealing the novel’s exuberant polyphony of ancient and modern voices, a rich music that is by turns elegant, coarse, and sublime.