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November 20, 2020 at 6:17 pm #22716Catherine ChassnerGuest
Song of Songs
Erotic Love Poetry
by Judith Ernst
- ISBN: 9780802839909 (0802839908)
- Format: hardcover, 96 pages
- Language: english
- Release date: June 2, 2003
- Publisher: Eerdmans
- Author: Judith Ernst
About The Book
Introduction by David James DuncanThe Song of Songs is one of the greatest pieces oferotic literature ever written. Consisting of intenseexpressions of physical love, this classic poem describesthe voluptuous beauty of lovers longing forone another. With a uniquely feminine perspective, its language is seductive and intimate, conveyingan immediate, sensuous, and intoxicating desire.
This new, illustrated adaptation of the Songof Songs by Judith Ernst renders this literary jewelaccessible to a new generation of readers. Whileretaining much of the beloved phrasing from theKing James Bible, Ernst has made stylistic changesthat give the text a fresh and arresting charm. Inaddition, twelve detailed gouache paintings appropriatelycapture the poem’s moods of love by portrayinga woman longing for her lover. Interspersedbetween sections of the poem and their accompanyingillustrations is short, thoughtful commentaryto help readers understand ancient references inthe text.
Brilliantly regaining the erotic power, poeticbeauty, and authentic experience of the text, thisupdated and reenvisioned Song of Songs restoresfor modern audiences the same seductive spellthat has captivated readers for thousands of years.
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