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Hardcover The Artifice of Love: Grotesque Bodies and the Song of Songs Book

ISBN: 082646985X

ISBN13: 9780826469854

The Artifice of Love: Grotesque Bodies and the Song of Songs

The lovers' expressions of mutual affection and desire in the Song of Songs include intimate and detailed poetic descriptions of the body. These are challenging to interpret because the imagery used is cryptic, drawing on seemingly incongruous aspects of nature, architecture and war. Biblical scholarship frequently expresses some discomfort or embarrassment over this language, yet largely maintains the view that it should be interpreted positively...

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