Song of Songs The World's First Great Love Poem

ISBN-10: 0812976207
ISBN-13: 9780812976205
Edition: 2006
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Description: "Next to Genesis, no book in the Hebrew Bible has had a stronger influence on Western literature than the Song of Songs." -"The New York Review of Books" One of the greatest love poems ever written, "The Song of Songs "celebrates the sexual  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

"Next to Genesis, no book in the Hebrew Bible has had a stronger influence on Western literature than the Song of Songs." -"The New York Review of Books" One of the greatest love poems ever written, "The Song of Songs "celebrates the sexual awakening of a young woman and her lover and the intoxicating experience of falling in love. Composed more than two thousand years ago, this book of the Old Testament is not only an essential religious and literary text, but also a source of inspiration to modern-day poets and lovers. Enhanced by an Afterword by the esteemed scholar Robert Alter and a new Foreword from the noted translator Stephen Mitchell, this definitive volume showcases Chana Bloch and Ariel Bloch's sensuous translation which has "a lyrical purity that is delightful" (W. S. Merwin).

C. K. Williams is the author of eight books of poems, the most recent of which, "Repair", won the Pulitzer Prize & the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize. He teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University & lives part of the year in Paris.

Robert Alter is Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew & Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: In the Garden of Delights
About the Translation
The Song of Songs
Afterword
Commentary
Introductory Note
Transliteration Table
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index

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