Item description for Songs of Songs: Shir Hashirim by Willis Barnstone...
One of the great collections of love poems the world has known, The Song of Songs, which appears in the Old Testament, has, over the years, been the focus of much speculation. Who could have written these incredibly sexual lyrical poems. At various times Moses, Solomon, Isaiah, David, and Daniel have been suggested as the author of these works. Noted translator Willis Barnstone argues, in his short introduction, that Biblical scholars have generally dismissed all of these possibilities. Whoever the author is, woman is central in these stunningly powerful poems.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.3" Width: 4.36" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.13 lbs.
Publisher Green Integer
ISBN 1931243050 ISBN13 9781931243056
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More About Willis Barnstone
Born in Lewiston, Maine, Willis Barnstone was educated at Bowdoin, Columbia, the Sorbonne, and Yale. He taught in Greece at the end of the civil war (1949-51), and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. During the Cultural Revolution he went to China where he was later a Fulbright Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University (1984-85). Former O'Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, he is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish at Indiana University. His publications include "Modern European Poetry " (Bantam, 1967), "The Other Bible "(HarperCollins, 1984), "Poetics of Translation: History, Theory, Practice " (Yale, 1993), "Funny Ways of Staying Alive "(University Press of New England, 1993), "The Secret Reader: 501 Sonnets " (University Press of New England, 1996), the memoir "With Borges on an Ordinary Evening in Buenos Aires " (University of Illinois, 1993), "Algebra of Night: Selected Poems--1949-1998 " (Sheep Meadow, 1999), "The Apocalypse " (New Directions, 2000), "Life Watch "(BOA Editions, 2003), "Border of a Dream: Poems of Antonio Machado " (Copper Canyon, 2003), and "The Gnostic Bible " (Shambhala Publications, 2003). A Guggenheim Fellow, his awards include a National Endowment for the Arts award, a National Endowment for the Humanities award, an Emily Dickinson Award of the Poetry Society of America, a W. H. Auden Award of the New York State Council on the Arts, the Midland Authors Award, three Book of the Month Selections and four Pulitzer Prize nominations for poetry. His work has appeared in "American Poetry Review, Doubletake, Harper's, New York Review of Books, Poetry, Paris Review Poetry, Partisan Review, "the "New Yorker, "and the "Times Literary Supplement."
Willis Barnstone currently resides in the state of Indiana. Willis Barnstone was born in 1927 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Indiana Universiy, Bloomington Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana.