Thursday, May 21, 2020

Complete Catalogue

These books, written, edited or translated by Jacob Rabinowitz are being removed from Amazon and will be available without charge at This has already been done for those titles which are hyperlinked.



Gone Beyond

Heart Sutra, translation and commentary.

Even Unto China

Selections from the Analects of Confucius, with a commentary exploring his understanding of psychology and his concept of the gentleman. Also a full translation of the Thousand Character Classic, which was memorized by every student of Chinese, throughout East Asia, for a thousand years.


Dante's Purgatorio

Dante’s Paradiso

All explanatory notes have been woven directly into the text. For the first time it is possible to easily appreciate Dante as a great mystical epic poet like Rumi. The Purgatorio and Paradiso are fully equipped with maps and diagrams by Jim Cheff.


Devil Girls of Ancient Rome

An anthology of erotic poetry by Catullus, Tibullus and Propertius, along with the essay “A Psychic Geography of Masochism,” and “The Rotting Goddess,” the only comprehensive history of witchcraft in the ancient world. This volume contains all the essential material from, and supersedes, Rabinowitz’ previous books Gaius Valerius Catullus' Complete Poetic Works and The Rotting Goddess.


From Ramses to Remus

Translations from Ancient Egyptian, made with an awareness of their African character. Contains some of the most beautiful and amusing poems and tales of Classical Egyptian literature. The companion volume, The Ramses to Remus Reader has the edited hieroglyphic texts with transliteration.


The Book of What’s in Hell

Classic mapping of the Egyptian afterworld, the epic account of Ra’s nightly journey to the end of the night. The companion volume, The Book of What’s in Hell, Hieroglyphics, has the edited hieroglyphic texts with transliteration. 

Heine: Germany, A Winter’s Tale

A bilingual book from The Poet's Press. Heine was an ideal match for Rabinowitz in style and outlook.

The Cauldron of Prophecy

Poetry and mythology of ancient Israel. This book incorporates the full content of, and supersedes, Rabinowitz’ earlier books The Unholy Bible and Faces of God.


 Blurred Person Singular

Rabinowitz’ first book of poems, written in his twenties and thirties, an Ovidian mini epic of gender perplexity.


Bible Land Blues

Rabinowitz’ finest effort in verse, a post-modern tour of mythological Israel. 


A Peep out of Me

His most recent book of poems. 



 Blame it On Blake

A memoir of his friendship with Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso and Lucien Carr; a picaresque tale of gender vagrancy, dead languages and mystical seeking. 



 Miss Mary Mack

The Ancient Egyptian Otherworld, Eskimo legends, Aleister Crowley, Poe, Rimbaud, Goethe and gender dysphoria all figure into this purportedly YA novel, which purveys supernatural thrills, high school romance and tart remarks for the most enjoyable few hours you will ever waste reading a fantasy novel. 



 You Are Here

Contains Loose Leaf Scriptures, a midrashic history of the world from the creation to Moses, and The Judaism-X Files, a critique of the venture of Judaism with suggestions for its future.


As Editor: The Kraken Dryden

The complete plays and major poems of John Dryden, in fully annotated editions, on the model of the Folger Shakespeare. The following have already appeared:


The Wild Gallant (1663)

The Rival Ladies (1664) 

The Indian Queen (1664)

The Indian Emperor (1665)

Secret Love (1667)

Sir Martin Mar-All (1668)



Annus Mirabilis (1667)

Absalom and Achitophel (1680)

 The 96th of October Fin de Si├Ęcle Poets

The only editions of these works which are fully and copiously annotated.

E. A. Mackintosh

A Highland Regiment, and, Death the Liberator


Oscar Wilde

The Sphinx

The first reprinting in more than a century of the poem, with all ten illustrations by Charles Ricketts from the original 1894 edition.