By Ari Ofengenden
The poet Abraham Shlonsky (1900–1973) could 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 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 demanding occasions of the 1st global conflict and the Civil struggle in Russia, his poetry constitutes a fusion of Modernist eu poetry with biblical and rabbinic resources with the affects of Georg Trakl and Rimbaud. The publication 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 types of Symbolism and Expressionism. The e-book is essential for realizing sleek Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra normally as an exemplar of cutting-edge extra accepted hybridizations of culture and modernity.
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