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Three thousand years of Hebrew versification : essays in comparative prosody

Author: Benjamin Harshav
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this unparalleled study of the forms of Hebrew poetry, preeminent authority Benjamin Harshav examines Hebrew verse during three millennia of changing historical and cultural contexts. He takes us around the world of the Jewish diaspora, comparing the changes in Hebrew verse as it came into contact with the Canaanite, Greek, Arabic, Italian, German, Russian, Yiddish, and English poetic forms. Harshav explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Harshav
ISBN: 9780300144871 0300144873
OCLC Number: 714726070
Description: xx, 352 pages ; 24 cm
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