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by Thomas Mann

Category: Bible Study and Reference
Subcategory: Christian Books
Author: Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0394431324
ISBN13: 978-0394431321
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf (June 27, 1948)
Pages: 1207
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Joseph and His Brothers (Joseph und seine Brüder) is a four-part novel by Thomas Mann, written over the course of 16 years

Joseph and His Brothers (Joseph und seine Brüder) is a four-part novel by Thomas Mann, written over the course of 16 years. Mann retells the familiar stories of Genesis, from Jacob to Joseph (chapters 27–50), setting it in the historical context of the Amarna Period. Mann considered it his greatest work. The tetralogy consists of: The Stories of Jacob (Die Geschichten Jaakobs; written December 1926 to October 1930, Genesis 27–36).

Thomas Mann’s claim that Joseph and his Brothers was his masterpiece always took me by surprise. Mann was one of the finest craftsmen to ever assemble a novel and readers will be swept up in his plot and characters

Thomas Mann’s claim that Joseph and his Brothers was his masterpiece always took me by surprise. Surely, this book isn’t better than Death in Venice or Magic Mountain, critics respond. Well, perhaps not but it is in the same ballpark and that’s no mean accomplishment. This sweeping, often comedic, novel was a joy to read despite some initial frustrations and one of the most rewarding books I’ve come across in some time. Mann was one of the finest craftsmen to ever assemble a novel and readers will be swept up in his plot and characters. I finished this novel, which clocked in around 1,500 pages, and wanted more. Easily one of the best books I’ve come across in years.

Includes bibliographical references (p. xvii-xix). The stories of Jacob - Young Joseph - Joseph in Egypt - Joseph the provider. Donor challenge: For only 3 more days, your donation will be matched 2-to-1. Triple your impact! To the Internet Archive Community, Time is running out: please help the Internet Archive today.

Joseph and his brothers. About the translator. John E. Woods is the distinguished translator of many books-most notably Arno Schmidt's Evening Edged in Gold, for which he won both the American Book Award for translation and the PEN Translation Prize in 1981; Patrick Siiskind's Perfume, for which he again won the PEN Translation Prize, in 1987; Christoph Ransmayr's The Terrors of Ice and Darkness, The Last.

Answer: Joseph was the second youngest of twelve brothers born to Jacob, who .

Answer: Joseph was the second youngest of twelve brothers born to Jacob, who was called Israel. Joseph sent word for the entire family to join them in Egypt until after the famine. Later, when their father, Jacob, died, Joseph’s brothers feared that Joseph would take revenge against them for their prior treatment of him. They came to Joseph and begged for his forgiveness, appealing to a request their father had made before he died (Genesis 50:16–17) Joseph wept when he heard their appeal.

Genesis 37 Contemporary English Version (CEV). Joseph and His Brothers. 8 His brothers asked, Do you really think you are going to be king and rule over us? Now they hated Joseph more than ever because of what he had said about his dream. 37 Jacob lived in the land of Canaan, where his father Isaac had lived, 2 and this is the story of his family. When Jacob’s son Joseph was seventeen years old, he took care of the sheep with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah. But he was always telling his father all sorts of bad things about his brothers. 9 Joseph later had another dream, and he told his brothers, Listen to what else I dreamed. Most users may place the mouse over the words to highlight them. Joseph became a ruler in Egypt. Pharaoh was the only. person in the land who had more power. Joseph was given a wife and they had two sons. There were good crops for 7 years and Joseph had the people to store the grain. Then it quit raining and no crops would grow. The famine was over all the earth, and Egypt was the only country with food. The brothers bowed down before Joseph. He knew who they were, but they didn't recognize him.

Joseph and His Brothers, series of four novels by Thomas Mann that formed an epic bildungsroman about the biblical .

Joseph and His Brothers, series of four novels by Thomas Mann that formed an epic bildungsroman about the biblical figure Joseph. Known collectively in German as Joseph und seine Brüder, the tetralogy consists of Die Geschichten Jaakobs (1933; . title The Tales of Jacob; .

The first novel in the tetralogy, Joseph and His Brothers, explains how Joseph’s ancestors developed and bequeathed to him a profound desire to serve only the Highest, the One, the Living God. In obedience to his God, Abraham had nearly sacrificed his son Isaac before God told him to put a ram on the altar instead. The third novel, Joseph in Egypt, deals with slavery and sex. Joseph is sold to Potiphar, a high government official and friend of Ikhnaton, the Pharaoh of Egypt.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)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.
Comments to eBook Joseph and His Brothers (Omnibus Vol Includes : Joseph and His Brothers, Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph the Provider)
cyrexoff
For long this has been one of my very favorite novels. When I read the last page I wanted to start all over again. I would read a passage in the Bible and then turn in awe to see how Thomas Mann had managed to embroider the simple story, while remaining true to its inner resonances. It is a novel in every good sense of the word, but it is also a superb exegesis of the meaning within the story.

I read it first in its entirety maybe when I was 30 years old or so and now in my 79th year am rereading it in the new translation by Woods. If you are a first time reader of the novel, I would probably on balance suggest that if you can find it, you are better off with the original Lowe-Porter translation. The Woods translation is probably more faithful to the German but does not read as smoothly in English.

I find this one of the world's great novels and I have over a life time, read pretty much all of them. You have to be a patient reader, however, and be willing to tax yourself somewhat to go with the flow of the novel.
Burirus
An amazing work of literature and story telling. Mann brings to life the stories of Jacob and Joseph in such a manner that the reader can breathe in the desert air and feel the breezes of the Nile. The humanity in which Mann develops the primary and secondary characters which make up this work is the true genius of this opus. I recommend it to anyone who loves great literature, is interested in the book of Genesis or Egyptian culture. One word of caution - please take the advice in the preface and start with the story of Dinah - you can read the introduction later. Mann is a genius which I first realized when reading The Magic Mountain many years ago; accordingly, there are parts of Joseph that were challenging for me, but I savored this when reading the book because it made me read sections of the book more than once (some many times). Also, please do not be intimidated by the number of pages, or think that the book is very heavy - the book is essentially a comedy. Granted, the author does take over 300 pages to explain the attempted seduction of Joseph. There is also a part where Abraham discovers God that I feel is one of the greatest pieces ever written. And the meeting of Joseph and Pharoah ("The Cretan Loggia") is remarkable. I realize I am being random, but I read the book a few months ago and wanted to wait for a while to let the book sink in. I still think about it quite often. Anything I could do to encourage others to read this book would be a good thing.
Stick
Thomas Mann’s claim that “Joseph and his Brothers” was his masterpiece always took me by surprise. Surely, this book isn’t better than “Death in Venice” or “Magic Mountain,” critics respond. Well, perhaps not but it is in the same ballpark and that’s no mean accomplishment.This sweeping, often comedic, novel was a joy to read despite some initial frustrations and one of the most rewarding books I’ve come across in some time. John Wood’s translation brings this great book back to relevancy as Mann offers an interesting take on Genesis, life, death, family bonds, love and mythology. Wood’s introduction is stellar as well. Still, this is not a book for everyone and I suspect many readers will give up as they try to make sense of it all. I’d encourage them to slog through though the introduction is a bit cryptic and there are often strange and bewildering asides that only become clearer as the reader continues. The payoff is worth it to say the least though I’d advise readers to bone up on Genesis before reading this novel. Mann was one of the finest craftsmen to ever assemble a novel and readers will be swept up in his plot and characters. I finished this novel, which clocked in around 1,500 pages, and wanted more. Easily one of the best books I’ve come across in years.
Daizil
This is one of the most incredible books I've ever read. Its length is daunting, but I find myself reading at a more leisurely pace so it won't end too soon! Mann has opened up the Biblical stories, fleshing them out in unexpected and insightful ways. I bought the book for a friend after I started reading so I could discuss the thought provoking concepts included in the story.
Vit
This is one of the great works of twentieth century literature. I did not find it a quick, easy read, but the effort was well worth it. Mann provides a deep psychological portrayal of the characters, particularly Joseph and Jacob. The Old Testament story is given with beautiful richness. John E. Woods' translation captures the depth, drama and humor of this masterpiece. Recommended enthusiastically.
Wooden Purple Romeo
I am using this book in an extracurricular literature course called "Western Civilization through the Eyes of Literature" I attend weekly now for 8 years. Although my native language is Hebrew, I found the Hebrew translation (from the German) cumbersome and archaic. The English translation by John Woods (from 2005) is brilliant. Beside this, the book, although lengthy -1500 pages, provides some of the most profound philosophical religious and Freudian psychological ideas concerning Humanism embodied by the transformation of Joseph from a narcissistic young man into the Savior of his and the Egyptian people. This is the Opus Magnum of Thomas Mann's prolific literary accomplishment although probably read much less tan his other books like "Death in Venice"
Legend 33
Thomas Mann is a writer that when I have finished a book, I want it to go on and on and not quit. He is beyondperect

Thomas Mann is beyond superb.
Great, but unbelievably long. It's like reading the bible. It requires a commitment.. even for Mann aficionados, among which I include myself. Provides an unusual and thought provoking perspective on the saga of the Hebrews and their relationship to their God. Mann humanizes the Hebrew patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and especially Jacob. And that is no small trick.
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