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Ariel Bloch

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Chana Bloch is the author of three books of poems and the translator of Yehuda Amichai and Dahlia Ravikovitch.

Ariel Bloch is professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Stephen Mitchell‘s many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, The Book of Job, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, Meetings with the Archangel, The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, and Gilgamesh.

Robert Alter is professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary.


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The Song of Songs
The World's First Great Love Poem
Afterword by Robert Alter
Translated by Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch
Foreword by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.00

“Next to Genesis, no book in the Hebrew Bible has had a stronger influence on Western literature than the Song of Songs.”
The New York Review of Books

One of the greatest love poems ever written, The Song of Songs celebrates the sexual awakening of a young woman and her lover and the... Read more >
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