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Cole, Peter 1957-

Works: 55 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 7,876 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Piyutim  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Love poetry  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, wat
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Most widely held works about Peter Cole
Most widely held works by Peter Cole
The dream of the poem : Hebrew poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 by Peter Cole( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hebrew culture experienced a renewal in medieval Spain that produced what is arguably the most powerful body of Jewish poetry written since the Bible. Fusing elements of East and West, Arabic and Hebrew, and the particular and the universal, this verse embodies an extraordinary sensuality and intense faith that transcend the limits of language, place, and time." "Peter Cole's translations reveal this remarkable poetic world to English readers in all of its richness, humor, grace, gravity, and wisdom. The Dream of the Poem traces the arc of the entire period, presenting some four hundred poems by fifty-four poets, as well as a panoramic historical introduction, short biographies of each poet, and extensive notes. (The original Hebrew texts are available on the Princeton University Press Web site.) By far the most potent and comprehensive gathering of medieval Hebrew poems ever assembled in English, Cole's anthology builds on what poet and translator Richard Howard has already described as "the finest labor of poetic translation that I have seen in many years" and "an entire revelation: a body of lyric and didactic verse so intense, so intelligent, and so vivid that it appears to identify a whole dimension of historical consciousness previously unavailable to us.""--Jacket
The poetry of Kabbalah : mystical verse from the Jewish tradition by Peter Cole( )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces renderings of, and commentary on, Kabbalistic verse that emerged directly from Jewish mysticism and that reveals the foundations of both language and existence itself. A collection that presents a body of poetry from the world of Jewish mysticism. Taking up Gershom Scholem's call to plumb the "tremendous poetic potential concealed" in the Kabbalistic tradition, it provides English renderings of works composed on three continents over a period of some fifteen hundred years
Selected poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol by Solomon Ibn Gabirol( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Sacred trash : the lost and found world of the Cairo Geniza by Adina Hoffman( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the efforts of two women scholars who recovered what has become the most vital cache of Hebrew manuscripts ever discovered, in an account that explains what the findings reveal about Mediterranean Judaism
Selected poems of Shmuel HaNagid by Šĕmûʼēl han-Nāgîd( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Cole's groundbreaking versions of HaNagid's poems capture the poet's combination of secular and religious passion, as well as his inspired linking of Hebrew and Arabic poetic practice
So what : new & selected poems (with a story), 1971-2005 by Ṭāhā Muḥammad ʻAlī( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of selected poetry written in both English and Arabic by Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali
J'accuse by Aaron Shabtaï( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and French and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart is Katmandu by Yoel Hoffmann( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoel Hoffmann -- Israel's most highly acclaimed avant-garde novelist (a "genius" in the words of Kirkus Reviews) -- has in his new novel launched off into fresh territories. His hero, whose wife has left him, floats aimlessly about Haifa. One day he meets Batya, and a raw, awkward love is born. The Heart Is Katmandu is a book in which shyness and stumbling tenderness emerge triumphant: a tale of paradise gained. Published to enormous acclaim in Israel this year ("In this book Yoel Hoffmann flies more beautifully than any other Israeli author I know", Ma'arive Magazine), The Heart Is Katmandu takes a very surprising leap away from the wrenching sadness of the Holocaust which informed the agonizing beauty of Bernhard as well as of Katschen & The Book of Joseph
Moods by Yoʼel Hofman( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moods by Yoel Hoffmann--"Isreal's celebrated avant-garde genius" (The Forward)--supplies the magic missing link between the infinitesimal and the infinite. Part novel and part memoir, Yoel Hoffmann's Moods is flooded with feelings--about his family, losses, loves, the soul's hidden powers, old phone books, and life in the Galilee, with its every scent, breeze, notable dog, and odd neighbor. Carrying these shards is a general tenderness accentuated by a new dimension brought along with "that great big pill of Prozac." Literature's so pathetic. We peddle fabric with a sun painted on it and no one even looks up ... Beautifully translated by Peter Cole, Moods is fiction for lovers of poetry and poetry for lovers of fiction--a small marvel of a book and, with its pockets of joy, a curiously cheerful book by an author who once called himself "a praying mantis inclined to melancholy"--
Things on which I've stumbled by Peter Cole( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Peter Cole's remarkable new book, the forces and sources that have long driven his work come together in singular fashion. Things on Which I've Stumbled rides a variable music that takes it from an archeology of mysterious poetic fragments unearthed in an ancient Egyptian synagogue to poignant political commentary on the blighted hills surrounding modern Jerusalem. Cole's vision of connectedness, his wit, and his grounded wisdom; along with his keen sense of literature's place in a meaningful life, render these poems at once fresh and abiding. Widely acclaimed for his translations from Hebrew and Arabic, Cole is also the author of two highly praised collections of poems."--BOOK JACKET
Hebrew writers on writing( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing from essays, letters, poems, interviews, and other sources, the book offers a fresh look at figures who shaped modern Hebrew literature and introduces fascinating yet little-translated writers. Ranges from early twentieth-century Warsaw through the formative years of Hebrew modernism in Europe and Palestine, to the complexity of contemporary Israel"--Provided by publisher
Love & selected poems by Aharon Shabtai( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War & love, love & war : new and selected poems by Aharon Shabtai( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a poetic autobiography of one of Israel's living literary masters. The book moves from shockingly potent political poems to love lyrics that are as explosive and bawdy as they are tender; from early, stirring inventories of kibbutz life to a radically inventive midrash on the career and character of the right-wing Israeli leader Menachem Begin; from passion for justice to passion for a deeply mourned wife, Peter Cole's powerful translations display the full and astonishing range of Aharon Shabtai's oeuvre in a single volume for the first time in English
The invention of influence by Peter Cole( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of the shattering vessels by Peter Cole( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pocket-sized paperback is one of the twenty-two titles published for 2015 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2015 is "Poetry and Conflict". 21 international poets from 18 different places are invited to participate in recitations, symposia and sharing sessions of the Poetry Nights. A recitation focusing on 10 local Hong Kong poets, "Hong Kong Cantonese Poetry Night" is included. This collection seeks to make accessible the best of contemporary international poetry with outstanding translations
Never mind : twenty poems and a story by Taha Muhammah Ali( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taha Muhammad Ali writes in a forceful and direct style, with disarming humor and unflinching, at times painful, honesty--the poetry's apparent simplicity and homespun truths concealing the subtle grafting of classical Arabic and colloquial forms of expression. In Israel, in the West Bank and Gaza, and in Europe, audiences have been powerfully moved by Taha Muhammad Ali's poems of political complexity and humanity. Never Mind is the poet's first collection to appear in English. Introduction by Gabriel Levin. --Ibis Editions
Rift by Peter Cole( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curriculum vitae by Yoel Hoffmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part novel and part memoir, Yoel Hoffmann's Curriculum Vitae (a bestseller in Israel) is the remarkable summation of the writer's life: his early years in Palestine; school days and adolescence; two marriages; fatherhood; his immersion in Japanese Buddhism; his travels; his writing and his ever-surprising inner life. Curriculum Vitae evolves from its quiet opening into an increasingly hypnotic and astonishing meditation on growth and mortality. Funny and utterly unique, Curriculum Vitae looks backward and inward even as its hero is propelled into the future: How stupid we are to let the world toss us from one place to another, while we need to speak to dentists and poets like warehouse clerks who keep an account of old equipment (bags here and belts there) and pile it up on the.floor. What do we remember? The lake at Biwa and the houses across it. The cherry blossoms and Auschwitz, Treblinka, Maidenak"--Jacket
Hymns & qualms : new and selected poems and translations by PETER COLE( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired, border-crossing work by a major American poet and translator Hymns & Qualms brings together MacArthur Fellow Peter Cole's acclaimed poetry and translations, weaving them into a helical whole. Praised for his "prosodic mastery" and "keen moral intelligence" (American Poets), and for the "rigor, vigor, joy, and wit" of his poetry (The Paris Review), Cole has created a vital, unclassifiable body of work that plumbs centuries of wisdom while paying sharp attention to the textures and tensions of the present. He is, Harold Bloom writes, "a matchless translator and one of the handful of authentic poets in his own American generation. Hymns & Qualms is a majestic work, a chronicle of the imaginative life of a profoundly spiritual consciousness." Cole is a maker--of poems and worlds. From his earliest registrations of the Jerusalem landscape's stark power to electric renderings of mystical medieval Hebrew hymns; from his kabbalistically inspired recent poems to sensuous versions of masterworks of Muslim Spain; and from his provocative presentation of contemporary poetry from Palestine and Israel to his own dazzling reckonings with politics, beauty, and the double-edged dynamic of influence, Cole offers a ramifying vision of connectedness. In the process, he defies traditional distinctions between new and old, familiar and foreign, translation and original--"as though," in his own words, "living itself were an endless translation.""--
Hymns & qualms by Peter Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The dream of the poem : Hebrew poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492
Selected poems of Solomon Ibn GabirolSacred trash : the lost and found world of the Cairo GenizaSelected poems of Shmuel HaNagidSo what : new & selected poems (with a story), 1971-2005J'accuseThe heart is KatmanduThings on which I've stumbledHebrew writers on writing
Alternative Names
Ḳol, Peṭer

Ḳol, Peṭer 1957-

Peter Cole écrivain américain

Peter Cole escritor estadounidense

Peter Cole Israëlisch dichter (1957-)

Коул, Питер 1957-

פיטר קול סופר אמריקאי

קול, פטר

קול, פיטר 1957-

بيتر كول كاتب أمريكي

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