Wine, women, & death: medieval Hebrew poems on the good life

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Jewish Publication Society, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 204 pages
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The Jewish poets of medieval Spain combined elements of the dominant Arabic-Islamic culture with Jewish religious and literary traditions to create a rich new Hebrew literature that is as richly entertaining today as it was in the twelfth century. In this delight delightful book, Scheindlinpresents the original Hebrew poetry with his own melodic English translations, each followed by commentary that explains its cultural context.

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Raymond P. Scheindlin teaches at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City. His other books include Wine, Women, and Death: Medieval Hebrew Poems on the Good Life (OUP 1999) and The Gazelle: Medieval Hebrew Poems on God, Israel, and the Soul (OUP 1999).

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