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Selected poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Selected poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Author: Ibn Gabirol; Peter Cole
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: Lockert library of poetry in translation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Solomon Ibn Gabirol comes down to us as one of the most complicated intellectual figures in the history of post-biblical Hebrew literature. Ibn Gabirol was a reclusive, mystically inclined writer whose modern-sounding medieval poems range from sublime descriptions of the heavenly spheres to poisonous jabs at court life and its pretenders." "Peter Cole's selection includes poems from nearly all of Ibn Gabirol's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations into English
Named Person: Ibn Gabirol; Ibn Gabirol
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ibn Gabirol; Peter Cole
ISBN: 0691070318 9780691070315 0691070326 9780691070322
OCLC Number: 44413774
Awards: Winner of American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction 2010
Description: ix, 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Solomon Ibn Gabirol: an andalusian alphabet --
From the Diwan of Solomon Ibn Gabirol : Truth Seekers Turn --
Personal poems and oems of court : I'm Prince to the Poem --
My Words Are Driven --
Forget About "If" and "Maybe" --
Prologue to the Book of Grammar --
My Condition Worsened --
All My Desire --
The Apple: I --
The Rose --
See the Sun --
They Asked Me As Though They Were Mystified --
On Leaving Saragossa --
The Moon Was Cut --
My Heart Thinks As the Sun Comes Up --
The Palace Garden --
Winter with Its Ink --
The Garden --
The Field --
The Bee --
Isn't the Sky --
The Lily --
Now the Thrushes --
The Apple: II --
The Lightning --
The Lip of the Cup --
I'd Give Up My Soul Itself --
Tell the Boy --
Be Smart with Your Love --
All in Red --
Shards --
The Apple: III --
You've Stolen My Words --
The Altar of Song --
Tell the Prince --
What's Troubling You, My Soul --
The Pen --
What's With You --
God-Fearing Men --
Your Soul Strains and You Sigh --
Don't Look Back --
If This Life's Joy --
When You Find Yourself Angry --
I Am the Man --
And Don't Be Astonished --
The Tree --
If You'd Live Among Men --
Why Are You Frightened --
A Kite --
And Heart's Hollow --
I Love You --
Pooems of devotion : Before My Being --
Three Things --
I Look for You --
Forget Your Grief --
The Hour of Song --
Two Things Meet in Me --
Small in My Awe --
Open the Gate --
My Thoughts Asked Me --
Angels Amassing --
All the Creatures of Earth and Heaven --
He Dwells Forever --
And So It Came to Nothing --
Haven't I Hidden Your Name --
Lord Who Listens --
I've Made You My Refuge --
Lips for Bullocks --
I Take Great Pleasure --
Send Your Spirit --
You Lie in My Palace on Couches of Gold --
Kingdom's crown --
Notes --
Series Title: Lockert library of poetry in translation.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole.
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Includes poems from nearly various of Ibn Gabirol's secular and liturgical lyric genres, as well as a translation of the poet's long masterwork, "Kingdom's Crown." This book contains an introduction,  Read more...


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Peter Cole, Winner of a 2010 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters Winner of the 2001 T.L.S-Porjes Prize for Translation, Jewish Book Council Peter Cole is the Read more...

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