Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann

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As Germany dissolved into the nightmare of Nazism, Thomas Mann was at work on this epic recasting of the the great Bible story. Joseph, his brothers and his father Jacob, are at the prototypes of all humanity and their story is the story of life itself. Mann has taken one of the great simple chronicles of literature and filled it with psychological scope and range: its men and women are not remote figures in the Book of Genesis, but founders of states in a fresh, realistic world akin to our own.

Minerva, 1997.
ISBN: 9780749386771. 1218 pp.
Softcover. Very good.