Women In Praise Of The Sacred

Paperback | January 19, 1995

byJane Hirshfield

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"Hirshfield's current collection brings together . . . an astonishing array of women writers from the 22nd century BC poet Enheduanna to Nelly Sachs and Anna Akhmatova."--Library Journal

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This beautiful collection of poems, prayers and songs is by women throughout history, from a wide variety of religious traditions. Biographies and insightful commentary by Hirshfield accompany the poems and illuminate their historical contexts and meanings.

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"Hirshfield's current collection brings together . . . an astonishing array of women writers from the 22nd century BC poet Enheduanna to Nelly Sachs and Anna Akhmatova."--Library Journal

The author of five previous poetry collections and a book of essays, Jane Hirshfield has been a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, and she is the winner of the Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Na...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:January 19, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060925760

ISBN - 13:9780060925765

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This beautiful collection of poems, prayers and songs is by women throughout history, from a wide variety of religious traditions. Biographies and insightful commentary by Hirshfield accompany the poems and illuminate their historical contexts and meanings.

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"Destined to become a classic...An anthology of women's spirituality on this scale has never been attempted before and I cannot imagine it being better done."(Andrew Harvey)