REROOTED IN JERUSALEM: Recollections of a Poet and Scientist

REROOTED IN JERUSALEM: Recollections of a Poet and Scientist
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    REROOTED IN JERUSALEM: Recollections of a Poet and Scientist
    by Asenath Petrie
    edited by Shulamith Schwartz Nardi

    Hardcover, 136 pages
    ISBN 965-7108-39-x
    Published by Jewish Life Stories

    Asenath Petrie, a scientist and poet, saw her creative life following two disparate approaches.

    During a journey to Jerusalem in 1973, she wrote:

    After a life within
    the straight-jacket of science
    I find myself here
    writing from the heart.
    The habit of this soil
    is to surprise.

    Five books of poems were published in Jerusalem thereafter, the last of them in 1994.

    The diary of Dr. Petrie's "second life" in Jerusalem, Rerooted in Jerusalem, is collected here for the first time.


    The editor of this book, Shulamith Schwartz Nardi, who died on March 3, 2002, seved as advisor to four of the Presidents of Israel and taught English and contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University.

    She was also a renowned editor and translator. The translation of Gensis Apocryphon, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, into English, may be regarded as her supreme achievement in this field.

    This book is thuse a final testimony not only to the unique life and spirit of its author, but also to the talent and linguistic gift of the editor she chose.