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The View from Jacob's Ladder
One Hundred Midrashim

By David Curzon (author)

Following his critically acclaimed Modern Poems on the Bible, David Curzon gave us this book, a look at biblical and other classic Jewish texts through his own witty poetry and prose.

After exploring what modern poets made of these ancient tales and then using the literary devices he learned from these poets and from the ancient commentators, Curzon wrote his own collection of midrashim – The View from Jacob's Ladder.

About David Curzon

David Curzon was born in Melbourne, Australia and currently lives in New York City. He is a contributing editor at The Forward and at The Jerusalem Review. He has published three books of poetry and midrash and has contributed to many journals and anthologies. He has also translated or co-translated the work of numerous other poets.