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Author Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916.

Title The song of songs / by Sholom Aleichem ; illustrated by Devis Grebu ; translated by Curt Leviant.

Published New York : Simon & Schuster Editions, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  839.0933 ALEICHA {Bund28 20111209}    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Shir-hashirim. English
Physical description p. cm.
Summary This elliptical story of nineteenth-century shtetl Europe is narrated by Shimek whose older brother drowned, leaving an orphaned daughter. This baby niece - Buzie - who is raised as Shimek's sister, becomes at first an audience for his magical tales; then his companion on journeys through Edenic woods and fields; and, at last, the love of his life. This love, first frustrated by Shimek's inability to speak his heart, is finally and ironically shattered on a fine point of Jewish tradition: Though an uncle may marry his niece, Shimek and Buzie have been raised as brother and sister. Shimek's tribute from the Biblical Song of Songs - "my sister, my bride" - becomes a mocking taboo. Told in four parts, gorgeously written and translated, framed by the periodic cycle of the natural world, and magically decorated with a dozen specially commissioned paintings, this edition of The Song of Songs brings to compassionate life two of the most memorable star-crossed lovers in modern literature.
Other author Leviant, Curt.
Grebu, Devis, 1933-
Subject Bible. Song of Solomon -- Fiction.
ISBN 0684814862 (alk. paper)