Alicia Ostriker is the author of The Nakedness of the Fathers: Biblical Visions and Revisions and Feminist Revision and the Bible. (October 1997)


Drunk with Love

The Song of Songs: A New Translation

with an Introduction and Commentary by Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch, afterword by Robert Alter
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine” is the famous opening of the Song of Songs in the King James Version of the Bible. “Kiss me, make me drunk with your kisses!” is Ariel and Chana Bloch’s rather more imperative …