Love's Voice: 72 Kabbalistic Haiku

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Penguin, Aug 18, 2011 - Religion - 96 pages
These aphoristic gleanings of ancient and mystical philosophy- written in the form of haiku by award-winning novelist Richard Zimler- capture the heart of the tradition in ways that are personally awakening.

Love's Voice is a doorway to Kabbalah for readers at all levels of experience. Acclaimed novelist Richard Zimler uses the form of haiku to distill Kabbalistic philosophy into its most essential form, providing a rare and deeply affecting experience of the wisdom of the ages.

These seventy-two haiku require no special knowledge of Kabbalah or, indeed, of Jewish culture. Readers who do have some background in Kabbalah will find additional-and sometimes hidden-references and meanings in many of these verses. Every passage in Love's Voice verse is a memorable meditation that will touch each reader in a different way. Here is a greatly original yet historically framed entry point to an extraordinary mystical tradition.

 

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Called an "American Umberto Eco" (London Spectator), Richard Zimler, is the internationally bestselling author of The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon and other acclaimed novels. His most recent novel, The Warsaw Anagrams, was chosen as 2009 Book of the Year in Portugal, where he lives. It will be published in summer 2011 by Overlook.

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