By Ari Ofengenden
The poet Abraham Shlonsky (1900–1973) should be considered as the most architect of Jewish Modernism and Hebrew secular tradition. In his the most 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 sort. Writing on immigrants, refugees and concrete outcasts following the annoying occasions of the 1st international struggle and the Civil warfare in Russia, his poetry constitutes a fusion of Modernist ecu poetry with biblical and rabbinic resources 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 ecu sorts of Symbolism and Expressionism. The ebook is essential for knowing sleek Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra regularly as an exemplar of ultra-modern extra frequent hybridizations of culture and modernity.
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Abraham Shlonsky: An Introduction to His Poetry by Ari Ofengenden