A Literary Tradition Resurrected: Richard Beard’s “Lazarus Is Dead” Reviewed

Lazarus is Dead by Richard Beard Europa Editions; 272 p. Over the span of sixteen years, Thomas Mann penned what he thought of as his greatest work: a four part novel entitled Joseph and His Brothers which retells the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt. That few (if any) of us ever heard of these novels attests to the irrelevance of the Bible to our literary consciousness. Yet authors have long made use of the Bible in one way or […]

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