Baroque poetry

Notes on Hebrew Baroque Poetry

Some General Observations

The present discussion offers some observations concerning the treatment of several Baroque qualities in Hebrew Baroque poetry. It will focus on the work of three poets that brought that poetry to its peak in Italy, namely, Moses Zacuto (c. 1610 - 1697), Jacob Frances (1615-1667) and his brother Immanuel (1617- c.1710). [1] The Baroque nature of their poetry did not go unnoticed by scholars. [2]



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