The Penguin Book Of Hebrew Verse

Paperback | August 29, 2006

byT. VariousEditorT. CarmiTranslated byT. Carmi

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This stunning anthology gathers together the riches of poetry in Hebrew from "The Song of Deborah" to contemporary Israeli writings. Verse written up to the tenth century show the development of piyut, or liturgical poetry, and retell episodes from the Bible and exalt the glory of God. Medieval works introduce secular ideas in love poems, wine songs and rhymed narratives, as well as devotional verse for specific religious rituals. Themes such as the longing for the homeland run through the ages, especially in verse written after the rise of the Zionist movement, while poems of the last century marry Biblical references with the horrors of the Holocaust. Together these works create a moving portrait of a rich and varied culture through the last 3,000 years.

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This stunning anthology gathers together the riches of poetry in Hebrew from "The Song of Deborah" to contemporary Israeli writings. Verse written up to the tenth century show the development of piyut, or liturgical poetry, and retell episodes from the Bible and exalt the glory of God. Medieval works introduce secular ideas in love poe...

T. Carmi (1925-1994) was born in New York City, and settled in Israel in 1947. He published eight volumes of poetry in Hebrew, and two collections have appeared in English translation: The Brass Serpent (1964) and Somebody Like You (1971). He also translated several well-known plays into Hebrew.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 7.78 × 5.09 × 1.08 inPublished:August 29, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140424679

ISBN - 13:9780140424676

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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