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 using an exact, chiseled but playfully enigmatic variety. Writing on immigrants, refugees and concrete outcasts following the aggravating occasions of the 1st international battle and the Civil battle in Russia, his poetry constitutes a fusion of Modernist ecu poetry with biblical and rabbinic assets with the affects 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 energetic player within the eu forms of Symbolism and Expressionism. The booklet is fundamental for figuring out sleek Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra in general as an exemplar of trendy extra widely used hybridizations of culture and modernity.
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