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 exhibits how his poetics redeem reviews of radical political displacement, exile and alienation by using an actual, chiseled but playfully enigmatic kind. Writing on immigrants, refugees and concrete outcasts following the aggravating occasions of the 1st international battle and the Civil struggle in Russia, his poetry constitutes a fusion of Modernist ecu poetry with biblical and rabbinic resources with the impacts 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 sorts of Symbolism and Expressionism. The ebook is vital for figuring out sleek Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra typically as an exemplar of cutting-edge extra widespread hybridizations of culture and modernity.
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Abraham Shlonsky: An Introduction to His Poetry by Ari Ofengenden