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The Book The Song of Songs
The Author Origen
The Publisher Paulist Press
Release Date1957-01
Genre Religion
Pages 385
ISBN 0809102617
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Origen's Commentary, the first great work of Christian mysticism, is characterized by extraordinary richness of thought and depth of mystical conception. The Homilies seem to have been written only a few years after the Commentary-probably before 244.

The Book Song of Songs
The Author J. Cheryl Exum
The Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date2005-01-01
Genre Religion
Pages 263
ISBN 0664221904
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This original commentary foregrounds at every turn the poetic genius of the Song of Songs, one of the most elusive texts of the Hebrew Bible. J. Cheryl Exum locates that genius in the way the Song not only tells but shows its readers that love is strong as death, thereby immortalizing love, as well as in the way the poet explores the nature of love by a mature sensitivity to how being in love is different for the woman and the man. Many long-standing conundrums in the interpretation of the book are offered persuasive solutions in Exum's verse by verse exegesis. The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

The Book Music and Song
The Author Tim Murphey
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date1992-02-13
Genre Foreign Language Study
Pages 151
ISBN UVA:X002217838
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Shows how teachers can 'tune in' to students and use their musical interests to enhance their learning.

The Book Song of Lawino Song of Ocol
The Author Okot p'Bitek
The Publisher Heinemann
Release Date1984
Genre Poetry
Pages 152
ISBN 0435902660
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Two African literary works by Okot P'Bitek available together in the African Writers Series.

The Book Song
The Author Carol Kimball
The Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date2006-12-01
Genre Music
Pages 600
ISBN 9781617749971
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Carol Kimball's comprehensive survey of art song literature has been the principal one-volume American source on the topic. Now back in print after an absence of several years this newly revised edition includes biographies and discussions of the work of

The Book The Song of the Earth
The Author Jonathan Bate
The Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date2000
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 335
ISBN 0674001680
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: As we enter a new millennium ruled by technology, will poetry still matter? The Song of the Earth answers eloquently in the affirmative. A book about our growing alienation from nature, it is also a brilliant meditation on the capacity of the writer to bring us back to earth, our home. In the first ecological reading of English literature, Jonathan Bate traces the distinctions among "nature," "culture," and "environment" and shows how their meanings have changed since their appearance in the literature of the eighteenth century. An intricate interweaving of climatic, topographical, and political elements poetically deployed, his book ranges from greenhouses in Jane Austen's novels to fruit bats in the poetry of Les Murray, by way of Thomas Hardy's woodlands, Dr. Frankenstein's Creature, John Clare's birds' nests, Wordsworth's rivers, Byron's bear, and an early nineteenth-century novel about an orangutan who stands for Parliament. Though grounded in the English Romantic tradition, the book also explores American, Central European, and Caribbean poets and engages theoretically with Rousseau, Adorno, Bachelard, and especially Heidegger. The model for an innovative and sophisticated new "ecopoetics," The Song of the Earth is at once an essential history of environmental consciousness and an impassioned argument for the necessity of literature in a time of ecological crisis.

The Book The Song of Songs
The Author Richard Alfred Norris
The Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date2003-11-18
Genre Religion
Pages 325
ISBN 0802825796
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Song of Songs, traditionally attributed to Solomon, is a collection of lyrics that celebrate in earthly terms the love of a bridegroom and a bride. Throughout the course of early Christian history, the Song of Songs was widely read as an allegory of the love of Christ both for the church and for its individual members. In reading the Song this way, Christians were following in the steps of Jewish exegetes who saw the Song as celebrating the love of God for Israel. In The Song of Songs, the inaugural volume of The Church's Bible, Richard A. Norris Jr. uses commentaries and sermons from the church's first millennium to illustrate the original Christian understanding of Solomon's beautiful poem. In recent times, the Song of Songs has been more a focus of literary than of religious interest, but Norris's work shows that for early Christians, this text was counted, with the Psalms and the Gospels, among those Scriptures that touched most deeply on the believer's relation to God. All in all, Norris's Song of Songs is a masterful work that aptly acquaints contemporary readers with the church's traditional way of discerning in this text a guide to the character of Christian belief and life. This volume -- and the entire Church's Bible series -- will be welcomed by preachers, teachers, students, and general readers alike.

The Book The Song of Songs
The Author Dianne Bergant
The Publisher Liturgical Press
Release Date2001
Genre Religion
Pages 123
ISBN 0814650694
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This commentary views the Song of Songs as a collection of love poems that pays tribute to mutual love, and it carefully examines features of Hebrew poetry in order to uncover the delicacy of their expression. It is unique in the attention that it gives to the obvious feminine perspective of the poems and to their ecosensitive character. Whether it is the woman in awe of the strength and splendor of her lover or the man praising her physical charms, the descriptions all call on elements from the natural world to characterize the feature being described.

The Book Song of Lawino
The Author Okot p'Bitek
The Publisher East African Publishers
Release Date1995
Genre African poetry
Pages 98
ISBN 9966468455
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Play it Again
The Author
The Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date2010
Genre Music
Pages 267
ISBN 0754668096
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The cover phenomenon in popular culture may be viewed as a postmodern manifestation in music as artists revisit, reinterpret and re-examine a significant cross section of musical styles, periods, genres, individual records, and other artists and their catalogues of works. The cover complex, with its multiple variations, issues, contexts, and re-contextualizations comprises an important and rich popular culture text. These re-recordings represent artifacts which embody artistic, social, cultural, historical, commercial, biographical, and novel meanings. Through homage, allusion, apprenticeship, and parody, among other modes, these diverse musical quotations express, preserve, and distribute popular culture, popular music and their intersecting historical narratives. Play it Again represents the first collection of critical perspectives on the many facets of cover songs in popular music.

The Book Gender and Song in Early Modern England
The Author Professor Katherine R Larson
The Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date2014-11-28
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 236
ISBN 9781472443434
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Song offers a vital case study for examining the rich interplay of music, gender, and representation in the early modern period. This collection engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social, and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Bringing together ongoing work in musicology, literary studies, and film studies, it elaborates an interdisciplinary consideration of the embodied and gendered facets of song, and of song’s capacity to function as a powerful-and flexible-gendered signifier. The essays in this collection draw vivid attention to song as a situated textual and musical practice, and to the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception. In so doing, they interrogate the literary and cultural significance of song for early modern readers, performers, and audiences.

The Book Researching the Song
The Author Shirlee Emmons
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2008-10-22
Genre Music
Pages 528
ISBN 9780199724000
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Singers are faced with a unique challenge among musicians: they must express not just the music, but the lyrics too. To effectively communicate the meaning behind these words, singers must understand the many references embedded in the vast international repertoire of great art songs. They must deal with the meaning of the lyrics, frequently in a language not their own and of a culture unfamiliar to them. From Zelter and Schubert to Rorem and Musto, Researching the Song serves as an invaluable guide for performers, teachers, and enthusiasts to the art song repertoire. Its more than 2,000 carefully researched entries supply information on most of the mythological, historical, geographical, and literary references contained in western art song. The authors explain the meaning of less familiar literary terms, figures, and authors referenced in song while placing songs in the context of larger literary sources. Readers will find entries dealing with art songs from the German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, South American, Greek, Finnish, Scandinavian, and both American and British English repertoires. Sources, narratives, and explanations of major song cycles are also given. Organized alphabetically, the lexicon includes brief biographies of poets, lists of composers who set each poet's work, bibliographic materials, and brief synopses of major works from which song texts were taken, including the plots of all Restoration theater works containing Purcell's vocal music. The more performers know and understand the literary elements of a song, the richer their communication will be. Researching the Song is a vital aid for singers and teachers in interpreting art songs and building song recital programs.

The Book A French Song Companion
The Author Graham Johnson
The Publisher Oxford : Oxford University Press
Release Date2002
Genre Music
Pages 530
ISBN 0199249660
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'flicking through the lovingly enthusiastic writing in this Companion is a rewarding experience. Johnson has excelled on every level and his experience as an accompanist transforms this book into a precious insider's account. What could easily have turned out to be a dry catalogue is in fact a lively, witty and informative journey.' -Francis Carlin, The Singer'A great deal of thought has obviously gone into the presentation of the enormous number of facts to be found here... Furthermore, the book is a delight to handle.' -GramaphoneThe French Song Companion is an indispensable guide to French song. 150 composers and 700 song translations make this the ideal handbook both for the seasoned enthusiast, and the newcomer to this endlessly fascinating repertory. Graham Johnson, one of the world's busiest accompanists, brings his wide experience to the biographical commentaries, and Richard Stokes, renowned for his translations of German Lieder, provides line-by-line translations of some of the greatest poems ever set to music.

The Book Sensibility and English Song
The Author Stephen Banfield
The Publisher CUP Archive
Release Date1985-04-11
Genre Music
Pages 619
ISBN 0521230853
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The history of English song from the late nineteenth century to the Second World War.

The Book Of Poetry and Song
The Author Jürgen Thym
The Publisher University Rochester Press
Release Date2010
Genre Music
Pages 450
ISBN 9781580460552
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Interdisciplinary studies of some of the greatest examples of German art song by major scholars in musicology and German literature.

The Book Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon
The Author J. Robert Wright
The Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date2005-04-08
Genre Religion
Pages 434
ISBN 0830814795
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Editor J. Robert Wright presents commentary on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, showcasing response by the early church fathers to what they judged to be the finest wisdom about the deeper issues of life prior to the time of God's taking human form in Jesus Christ.

The Book Walt Whitman s Song of Myself
The Author Walt Whitman
The Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date2005
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 210
ISBN 0415275431
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Since 1855, Walt Whitman's Song of Myselfhas been enjoyed, debated, parodied and imitated by readers, critics and artists crossing national and linguistic boundaries. Many argue that it is the most influential poem ever written by an American. This sourcebook and critical edition provides easy access to: * information on the contexts of Whitman's work, including biographical details and a chronology * an overview of the critical reception of the poem and extracts from important criticism, reprinted with clear introductory headnotes * key passages from the original 1855 edition, with commentary and annotation * the full 'final' 1881 edition of the poem. Cross-references link the critical, contextual and textual sections of the volume, encouraging an integrated understanding of this creative and controversial text. Complementing a wealth of material with suggestions for further reading, this volume is ideal for readers with no knowledge of the poem, or for those returning anew to a favourite text.

The Book The Song of Songs
The Author Ariel Bloch
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date1998-01-01
Genre Poetry
Pages 253
ISBN 0520226755
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Quite simply the best version in the English language. Its poetic voice, intimate, dignified, and informed by meticulous scholarship, carries us into the Eden of the original Hebrew text: a world in which the sexual awakening of two unmarried lovers is celebrated with a sensuality and a richness of music that are thrilling beyond words."--Stephen Mitchell "Ariel and Chana Bloch have succeeded in an extraordinarily difficult task. This is the best and most enjoyable translation of the Song of Songs that I know. Their notes, too, offer excellent insights to readers who know Hebrew and, for that matter, to those who do not."--Elaine Pagels "[This] translation is lucid and direct, and has a lyrical purity that is delightful. It seems to me a model of how such work may be done."--W. S. Merwin

The Book Songs of Songs
The Author Tremper Longman
The Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date2001-09-24
Genre Religion
Pages 238
ISBN 0802825435
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this commentary Longman unpacks what this ancient love poem reveals about the male-female relationship and about God's love for His people. Beginning with an extensive introduction to the book and its background, the author discusses Song of Songs' authorship, date, literary style, language, structure, and theological content.

The Book The Song of the Sirens
The Author Pietro Pucci
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date1998
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 251
ISBN 0822630591
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this collection of his essays on Homer, some new and some appearing for the first time in English, the distinguished scholar Pietro Pucci examines the linguistic and rhetorical features of the poet's works. Arguing that there can be no purely historical interpretation, given that the parameters of interpretation are themselves historically determined, Pucci focuses instead on two features of Homer's rhetoric: repetition of expression (formulae) and its effects on meaning, and the issue of intertextuality.