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Ostensibly a meditation on the elusive pre-Islamic Arabic qasida, or ode, this aphoristic essay by the author of From Island to Island sketches a detailed and tactile poetics of vision and recollection. “A concept of form for the complex poem … polyphonic shifting, fickle.”

“Insufficiently known in this country, Schimmel is one of contemporary Hebrew’s great poets …”

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Paperback $7.95 74 pages ISBN 965-90124-03

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