9780691011202-0691011206-Selected Poems of Shmuel HaNagid

Selected Poems of Shmuel HaNagid

ISBN-13: 9780691011202
ISBN-10: 0691011206
Author: HaNagid, Shmuel
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691011202
ISBN-10: 0691011206
Author: HaNagid, Shmuel
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors HaNagid, Shmuel wrote Selected Poems of Shmuel HaNagid comprising 312 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691011206 and 9780691011202. Since then Selected Poems of Shmuel HaNagid textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The first major poet of the Hebrew literary renaissance of Moslem Spain, Shmuel Ben Yosef Ha-Levi HaNagid (993-1056 c.e.) was also the Prime Minister of the Muslim state of Granada, battlefield commander of the non-Jewish Granadan army, and one of the leading religious figures in a medieval Jewish world that stretched from Andalusia to Baghdad. Peter Cole's groundbreaking versions of HaNagid's poems capture the poet's combination of secular and religious passion, as well as his inspired linking of Hebrew and Arabic poetic practice. This annotated Selected Poems is the most comprehensive collection of HaNagid's work published to date in English.

"The Multiple Troubles of Man"

The multiple troubles of man,
my brother, like slander and pain,
amaze you? Consider the heart
which holds them all
in strangeness, and doesn't break.


"I'd Suck Bitter Poison from the Viper's Mouth"

I'd suck bitter poison from the viper's mouth
and live by the basilisk's hole forever,
rather than suffer through evenings with boors,
fighting for crumbs from their table.

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