The Song of Songs: A New Translation

The Song of Songs: A New Translation


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ISBN-13: 9780520213302
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/07/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(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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