Three Thousand Years Of Hebrew Versification: Essays In Comparative Prosody

Hardcover | November 25, 2014

byBenjamin Harshav

not yet rated|write a review
In this unparalleled study of the forms of Hebrew poetry, preeminent authority Benjamin Harshav examines Hebrew verse during three millennia of changing historical and cultural contexts. He takes us around the world of the Jewish Diaspora, comparing the changes in Hebrew verse as it came into contact with the Canaanite, Greek, Arabic, Italian, German, Russian, Yiddish, and English poetic forms.
 
Harshav explores the types and constraints of free rhythms, the meanings of sound patterns, the historical and linguistic frameworks that produced the first accentual iambs in English, German, Russian, and Hebrew, and the discovery of these iambs in a Yiddish romance written in Venice in 1508/09. In each chapter, the author presents an innovative analytical theory on a particular poetic domain, drawing on his close study of thousands of Hebrew poems.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$86.28 online
$97.50 list price
Out of stock online

From the Publisher

In this unparalleled study of the forms of Hebrew poetry, preeminent authority Benjamin Harshav examines Hebrew verse during three millennia of changing historical and cultural contexts. He takes us around the world of the Jewish Diaspora, comparing the changes in Hebrew verse as it came into contact with the Canaanite, Greek, Arabic, Italian, German, Russian, Yiddish, and English poetic forms. Ha...

Benjamin Harshav is professor emeritus of comparative literature and J. & H. Blaustein Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, Yale University, and professor emeritus of literary theory, Tel Aviv University. He lives in North Haven, CT.

other books by Benjamin Harshav

Language in Time of Revolution
Language in Time of Revolution

Hardcover|Aug 6 1993

$72.93 online$72.95list price
The Meaning of Yiddish
The Meaning of Yiddish

Paperback|Aug 1 1999

$33.91 online$33.95list price
Marc Chagall On Art And Culture
Marc Chagall On Art And Culture

Hardcover|Jul 11 2003

$29.95

see all books by Benjamin Harshav
Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1 inPublished:November 25, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300144873

ISBN - 13:9780300144871

Reviews