The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda Amichai

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University of California Press, Feb 15, 2013 - Poetry - 224 pages
Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was Israel's most popular poet, as well as a literary figure of international reputation. In this collection, renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved poems, including forty poems from his later work. A new foreword by C.K. Williams, written especially for this edition, addresses Amichai’s enduring legacy and sets his poetry in the context of the new millennium.
 

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God has pity on kindergarten children. He has less pity of school children. And on grownups he has no pity at all, he leaves them alone, and sometimes they must crawl on all fours in the burning sand ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sigfried - Goodreads

This is the only book of poetry that ever made me cry. I don't cry. What worries me is that this is all translated from Hebrew...so who should I really thank? Yehuda or the translators? I just found another reason to cry...damn. Read full review

Contents

Six Poems for Tamar
4
Poems for a Woman
17
From Poems 19481962
29
Elegy on an Abandoned Village
42
The Bull Returns
55
From Not for the Sake of Remembering 1971
87
Instead of Words
89
A Letter
102
From Time 1978
115
Now the Lifeguards Have All Gone Home
125
An Arab Shepherd Is Searching for His Goat on Mount Zion
138
On Mount Muhraka
148
My Mother Died on Shavuot
161
Know a Man
173
Acknowledgments
191
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Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) is widely considered the greatest contemporary Israeli poet, and a pioneering stylist in modern Hebrew.

C.K. Williams is a poet, translator, and critic, and winner of the Pulizter Prize for Poetry for Repair (1999). His most recent collection is Writers Writing Dying (2012).

Chana Bloch's many books include The Song of Songs: A New Translation and The Windows: New and Selected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch. Stephen Mitchell's numerous translations include The Book of Job, A Book of Psalms, and Genesis.

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