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The Song of Songs: The World's First Great Love Poem (Modern Library Classics)

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“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 Blochs sensuous translation which has “a lyrical purity that is delightful” (W. S. Merwin).

Synopsis:

"Quite simply the best version in the English language. Its poetic voice, intimate, dignified, and informed by meticulous scholarship, carries us into the Eden of the original Hebrew text: a world in which the sexual awakening of two unmarried lovers is celebrated with a sensuality and a richness of music that are thrilling beyond words."--Stephen Mitchell<P>"Ariel and Chana Bloch have succeeded in an extraordinarily difficult task. This is the best and most enjoyable translation of the Song of Songs that I know. Their notes, too, offer excellent insights to readers who know Hebrew and, for that matter, to those who do not."--Elaine Pagels<P>"[This] translation is lucid and direct, and has a lyrical purity that is delightful. It seems to me a model of how such work may be done."--W. S. Merwin

About the Author

Chana Bloch is the author of three books of poems and the translator of Yehuda Amichai and Dahlia Ravikovitch.

Ariel Bloch is professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Stephen Mitchell‘s many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, The Book of Job, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, Meetings with the Archangel, The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, and Gilgamesh.

Robert Alter is professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812976205
Author:
Bloch, Ariel
Publisher:
Modern Library
Translator:
Bloch, Chana
Foreword:
Mitchell, Stephen
Author:
Translated, with an Introduction and Commentary, by Chana Bloch and Ariel Bloch
Author:
Alter, Robert
Author:
Bloch, Chana
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen
Afterword by:
Alter, Robert
Afterword:
Alter, Robert
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bible - Study - Old Testament
Subject:
Bible - Commentaries - Old Testament
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Old Testament
Subject:
Biblical Commentary - Old Testament
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Christianity-Bible Commentary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.98x6.12x.59 in. .58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Quite simply the best version in the English language. Its poetic voice, intimate, dignified, and informed by meticulous scholarship, carries us into the Eden of the original Hebrew text: a world in which the sexual awakening of two unmarried lovers is celebrated with a sensuality and a richness of music that are thrilling beyond words."--Stephen Mitchell<P>"Ariel and Chana Bloch have succeeded in an extraordinarily difficult task. This is the best and most enjoyable translation of the Song of Songs that I know. Their notes, too, offer excellent insights to readers who know Hebrew and, for that matter, to those who do not."--Elaine Pagels<P>"[This] translation is lucid and direct, and has a lyrical purity that is delightful. It seems to me a model of how such work may be done."--W. S. Merwin

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