Mine Is The Golden Tongue, The Hebrew Sonnets Of Immanuel Of Rome
Author : Immanuel of Rome
Translated and annotated by Yehudah Cohn
Title : Mine Is The Golden Tongue, The Hebrew Sonnets of Immanuel of Rome
Year : 2023
Series : The Arts
Paperback – ISBN 978-1-941046-39-5
Price paperback: $20
Publication date: November 1st, 2023.
This volume contains the first known sonnets written in Hebrew. Their author is Immanuel of Rome, an intensely studied yet little-known 14th-century poet, who adapted the quantitative meter of Arabic and Hebrew poetry from al-Andalous to the syllabic meter of romance poetry. These poems are part of Immanuel’s most studied book, Maḥbarot, a collection of poetic tales conceived between satire and allegory, which combine the Arabic maqama with the stilnovistic poetic form immortalized by Dante. Widely published during its author’s lifetime and in the following centuries, the Maḥbarot as a whole has never been translated into any language.