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From Baa'l to Ashtureth

Love Poems

By (author) Paul Raboff
Illustrated by Yitzhak Greenfield
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House, Jerusalem, Israel
Published: 31st Dec 1998
Dimensions: w 164mm h 230mm d 19mm
Weight: 417g
ISBN-10: 9652291889
ISBN-13: 9789652291882
Barcode No: 9789652291882
In this collection, Paul Raboff pleads, as an advocate for mankind, against the sufferings and humiliations found in the great "injustice" of love, yet, at the same time, celebrates its joys and hilarities.

Partly modeled on the Latin classical love poets, Catullus and Propertius, and partly on adversarial biblical commentary, the events are transcribed to the moral and physical landscape of contemporary Israel. From Baal to Ashtoreth evokes the clashing of egos in the love experience; two very earthly Gods as models of predatory human behavior.

With imagery strongly identified with the Jewish Bible and the classical world, ironically set against modern values, the author interweaves the idea of physical love with the anguish of emotional love.

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