Fables of a Jewish Aesop: Translated from the Fox Fables of Berechiah ha-Nakdan
Jaffrey, NH: David R Godine, 2001
"... a translation of the justly famous Hebrew Fox Tales of Berechiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan, a Jewish philosopher, Biblical commentator and Hebrew grammarian who lived in France during the late twelfth or early thirteenth century. Berechiah added his own narrative details to the traditional stories, using every opportunity to introduce Biblical quotaions and allusions and use the language and lessons of the Old Testament. By using the language of the King James version Moses Hadas' translation beautifully preserves the Biblical character of the original, allowing the reader to appreciate the most interesting aspect of Berechiah's work - the change which Aesop's fables underwent when viewed in the mirror of Hebrew culture." - publisher
233 pp., woodcut illustrations by Fritz Kredel, introduction by W.T.H. Jackson.
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