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 an important contribution, Ari Ofengenden disentangles Shlonsky’s paintings from Zionist readings and indicates how his poetics redeem reviews of radical political displacement, exile and alienation by utilizing an exact, chiseled but playfully enigmatic variety. Writing on immigrants, refugees and concrete outcasts following the demanding occasions of the 1st global warfare and the Civil battle 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 e-book 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 kinds of Symbolism and Expressionism. The e-book is fundamental for figuring out sleek Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra typically as an exemplar of cutting-edge extra normal hybridizations of culture and modernity.
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