The better of brief literary memoirs, essays, and reflections, lots of which have been written expressly for this assortment. additionally available The overdue Judith Kitchen, editor of the perennially well known anthologies Short Takes, In Short, and In Brief, used to be drastically influential in spotting and constructing flash inventive nonfiction as a sort in its personal correct. In Brief Encounters, she and writer/editor/actor Dinah Lenney extend this bright box with approximately 80 new choices: shorts―as those sharply concentrated items have turn out to be known― representing a powerful diversity of voices, views, sensibilities, and kinds. Brief Encounters positive factors the paintings of the rising and the established―including Stuart Dybek, Roxanne homosexual, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, and Julian Barnes―arranged through subject to discover the human situation in methods intimate, idiosyncratic, humorous, unhappy, provocative, lyrical, unflinching. From the rant to the rave, the meditation to the polemic, the confession to the valediction, this choice of shorts―this party of precise and brilliant prose―will amplify your international.
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The new urban wonder acted as a magnet for poets and musicians in particular, the most prominent of whom was the Persian musician Ziryaab, who—legend has it—had fallen out of favor at the ninthcentury Abbasid court and decided to try his luck in the West. 13 Oppressed for well over a century by the Visigothic rulers of Hispania, Jews had welcomed the Muslim invaders as saviors and no doubt proved valuable allies to the conquering foreigners, who knew neither the lay nor the language of the land.
16 By the time Dunash arrived in Cordoba, Jewish intellectual life in the city was also stirring. The driving force behind that awakening was a gifted Jewish physician, Hasdai Ibn Shaprut (c. 17 Born to a wealthy family that had moved to Cordoba from Jaén, on the eastern coast of Spain, Hasdai demonstrated a talent for languages, early on learning Arabic, Latin, and Romance (proto-Spanish), as well as Hebrew and Aramaic. His passion, however, was medicine, and while still a young man he acquired a measure of fame as a Cordovan physician.
He is, though, best known for his poetry. Just as his responsa show the inﬂuence of the Babylonian academies, so, too, his liturgical poetry preserves the then six-hundred-year-old Eastern tradition that went back to the work of Yannai, Qallir, and especially Sa‘adia Gaon. An archaizing religious poet of what Fleischer calls “titanic powers,” Ibn Avitor was proliﬁc and ambitious. Some four hundred of his poems have survived (most still in manuscript), and he seems to have attempted almost every sort of pre-Andalusian liturgical mode.