The Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse
Viking Press, 1981 - Poetry - 608 pages
Now back in print, this collection compiled by a distinguished Israeli poet and scholar draws on a multitude of journals, rare editions, and liturgical collections from all over the world. Poems are presented in the original Hebrew and in English translation. The volume illuminates the historical and literary background of a tradition that spans 3,000 years and has flourished within many cultures.
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Note on Medieval Hebrew Genres
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Abraham acrostic Andalusian angels Arabic Ashkenazi Babylonia beauty beloved Bialik biblical biblical poetry binding of Isaac bless blood century clouds darkness daughter death earth enemies eyes face father fire flame flesh gates gazelle genres glory hand Haskalah head heart heaven Hebrew poetry holy hymn Isaac Israel Italian Italy Jerusalem Jewish Jews Judah kabbalistic kedushta King lament Lea Goldberg light lips liturgical living Lord lover maqama mercy metre Midrashic monorhymed moon Moses Moses ibn Ezra mountains mouth muwashshah night Palestine paytan period piyut piyutim poems poetic poets praise prayer prophet rabbinic rejoice rhyme rhymed prose secular poetry sequence sing sins slaughtered sleep song sonnet soul Spain Spanish splendour stanza strophic syllables Talmudic tears Temple throne tradition trees verse voice wine words written Zion