Books by Robert Alter
NPR stories about Robert Alter
R. Crumb, the bespectacled, gray-bearded artist who is regarded around the world as granddaddy of underground comics, has taken on what might be his biggest subject ever: the first book of the Bible.
The godfather of cartoon counterculture takes on the Bible in his new comic, The Book of Genesis Illustrated. Reviewer Susan Jane Gilman says R. Crumb's latest effort is serious — and brilliant.
Check out an excerpt of The Book of Genesis Illustrated, by R. Crumb.
For thousands of years, the Psalms have been a powerful part of Jewish and Christian liturgy. In translation, they contain some of the most memorable lines ever written in English. Robert Alter has published a new translation of the Psalms.