THE POEM OF QUEEN ESTHER.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - A new translation of this 16th century poem by this Portuguese born member of the crypto-Jewish Marrano community. A stylistically elegant piece of Renaiisance writing, the theme of the persecution of the Biblical Jews at the hands of the Persian king Haman was an analogy with the suffering of the Jews during the Inquistion - and now has the added resonance of the Holocaust. Also includes the shorter poem 'In the Praise of the Lord.' 94 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5123743.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)