By Ari Ofengenden
The poet Abraham Shlonsky (1900–1973) will 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 exact, chiseled but playfully enigmatic sort. Writing on immigrants, refugees and concrete outcasts following the disturbing occasions of the 1st international conflict and the Civil conflict in Russia, his poetry constitutes a fusion of Modernist eu poetry with biblical and rabbinic resources with the impacts of Georg Trakl and Rimbaud. The booklet situates Shlonsky’s poetry within the context of his “rebellion” opposed to the romantic poetry of C.N. Bialik and as an energetic player within the ecu forms of Symbolism and Expressionism. The ebook is crucial for knowing smooth Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra more often than not as an exemplar of state-of-the-art extra frequent hybridizations of culture and modernity.
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Abraham Shlonsky: An Introduction to His Poetry by Ari Ofengenden