The Book of Delight and Other...

The book contains eight chapters of an absorbing text, including The Book of Delight, A Visit to Hebron, Medieval Mayfaring, and Marriages Are Made in Heaven.

“ the book of delight” 15 poet does not even attempt to blunt their point. They include “ The Widow’s Vow” ( the widow, protesting undying constancy to her first love, eagerly weds another) and “ Woman’s Contentions.” In the latter, a wicked woman is denounced with the wildest invective. She has demoniac traits; her touch is fatal. A condemned criminal is offered his life if he will wed a wicked woman. “ 0 King,” he cried, “ slay me; for rather would I die once, than suffer many deaths every day.” Again, once a wick-ed woman pursued a heroic man. He met some devils. “ What are you running from?” asked they. “ From a wicked woman,” he answered. The dev-ils turned and ran away with him. One rather longer story may be summarized thus: Satan, disguised in human shape, met a fu-gitive husband, who had left his wicked wife. Sa-tan told him that he was in similar case, and pro-posed a compact. Satan would enter into the bod-ies of men, and the other, pretending to be a skil-ful physician, would exorcise Satan. They would share the profits. Satan begins on the king, and the queen engages the confederate to cure the king within three days, for a large fee, but in case of failure the doctor is to die. Satan refuses to come out: his real plan is to get the doctor killed   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyrightPrefaceCONTENTSI. The Book of DelightIn Dispraise of WomanThe Journey Begun by Joseph and EnanThe Night's RestTable TalkThe City of EnanQuestion And AnswerJoseph Returns Home to BarcelonaII. A Visit to HebronIII. The Solace of BooksIV. Medieval WayfaringV. The Fox's HeartVI. Marriages Are Made in HeavenVII. Hebrew Love SongsVIII. A Handful of Curiositiesi. George Eliot and Solomon Maimonii. How Milton Pronounced Hebrewiii. The Cambridge Platonistsiv. The Anglo-Jewish Yiddish Literary Societyv. The Mystics and Saints of Indiavi. Lost Purim Joysvii. Jews and Lettersviii. The Shape of MatzothNotesIndex
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