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Frederick Luis Aldama’s in-depth interview with Robert Alter covers over 50 years of scholarly contributions to the field of narrative studies. Alter shares his grand intellectual odyssey as informed by and distinctively different to a variety of different literary schools and approaches. The interview shares insights into how Alter deepened understanding of how language, style, and narrative devices shape Old Testament narratives as well as 18th, 19th, and 20th century literary works and their creating of a complex range of social, moral, and psychological realities. The interview shares insights into Alter’s significant contribution to the field of translation studies and his translation of the Old Testament.