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Author Ibn Gabirol, active 11th century, author.

Title Selected poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol / translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (ix, 326 pages) : illustrations
Series The Lockert library of poetry in translation
Lockert library of poetry in translation.
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 -- Bibliography
Summary "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 secular and liturgical genres, as well as a complete translation of the poet's cosmological masterpiece, "Kingdom's Crown." Cole's introduction places the poetry in historical context and charts its influence through the centuries. Extensive annotations."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-326)
Notes English
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Subject Ibn Gabirol, active 11th century -- Translations into English
Ibn Gabirol, active 11th century -- Translations into English
Ibn Gabirol, active 11th century
POETRY -- Ancient & Classical.
Genre/Form Translations
Form Electronic book
Author Cole, Peter, 1957- translator.
ISBN 1400884128
Other Titles Poems. Selections. English