The Song of Songs: A New Translation, Gift Edition

The Song of Songs: A New Translation, Gift Edition


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The Song of Songs, often referred to as the Song of Solomon, is one of the greatest love poems of all time.
In their lyrical new translation, Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch restore the sensuousness of the original language and strip away the veils of mistranslation that have obscured the power and meaning of the poem. Presented en face, this translation is scrupulously faithful to the Hebrew text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520226753
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/10/2000
Edition description: GIFT
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ariel Bloch is Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Chana Bloch is a poet, translator, scholar, and literary critic. She is Professor of English and Director of the creative writing program at Mills College.

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Stephen Mitchell

Chana and Ariel Bloch's new translation of The Song of Songs is 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.

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