Charged with compiling a selection of biblical poetry, James Kugel, a pre-eminent scholar of Hebrew at Harvard, delivers a well-rounded collection of 18 examples of poems from the Hebrew in his anthology, Great Poems Of The Bible (Simon & Shuster, $15). Approaching challenges of translation and interpretation with deftness and honesty, Kugel has made this volume both accessible and learned. His commentaries bring the sacred text to life and are sure to provoke thought among fans of poetry and scripture alike. Kugel looks at a number of selections from the Psalms as well as excerpts from the Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Ecclesiastes, and other books of the Bible.
The Great Poems of the Bible: A Reader's Companion with New Translations - James L. Kugel
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Published: Free Press - October 21st, 2008