By Ari Ofengenden
The poet Abraham Shlonsky (1900–1973) might be considered as the most architect of Jewish Modernism and Hebrew secular tradition. In his an important contribution, Ari Ofengenden disentangles Shlonsky’s paintings from Zionist readings and indicates how his poetics redeem stories of radical political displacement, exile and alienation by utilizing an actual, chiseled but playfully enigmatic variety. Writing on immigrants, refugees and concrete outcasts following the disturbing occasions of the 1st global battle and the Civil warfare in Russia, his poetry constitutes a fusion of Modernist eu poetry with biblical and rabbinic assets with the impacts of Georg Trakl and Rimbaud. The ebook situates Shlonsky’s poetry within the context of his “rebellion” opposed to the romantic poetry of C.N. Bialik and as an lively player within the eu sorts of Symbolism and Expressionism. The publication is essential for figuring out sleek Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra typically as an exemplar of cutting-edge extra regularly occurring hybridizations of culture and modernity.
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Abraham Shlonsky: An Introduction to His Poetry by Ari Ofengenden