Landscapes of the Song of Songs: Poetry and Place

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In this masterful new study of the ancient poetry of the Song of Songs, Elaine T. James explores the Song's underlying interest in the natural world. Engaging with the fields of geography, landscape architecture, and literature, James critiques the tendency of scholars to reify a perceived dichotomy between "nature" and "culture" and instead argues that the poetic attention to landscape indicates an awareness of a viewer. Nature is here a poetic device that informs James's close-readings of agrarianism, gardens, cities, ...

Landscapes of the Song of Songs: Poetry and Place 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190619015

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