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Peter Cole
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Peter Cole’s most recent book of poems is Things on Which I’ve Stumbled. His many volumes of award-winning translations include The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950––1492. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007.

He and co-author Adina Hoffman live, together, in Jerusalem and New Haven.

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Sacred Trash
The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza
Written by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $26.95

One May day in 1896, at a dining room table in Cam­bridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen, who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag-paper and parchment. It was the unlikely start to what would prove a remark­able, continent-hopping... Read more >
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Sacred Trash
The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza
Written by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.99

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