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The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai (Literature of the Middle East)

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Yehuda Amichai is Israel's most popular poet as well as a literary figure of international reputation. In this revised and expanded collection, renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved and enduring poems, including forty new poems from his recent work.

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Synopsis:

Yehuda Amichai is Israel's most popular poet as well as a literary figure of international reputation. His poetry has been translated into more than thirty languages. Renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved and enduring poems from his eleven volumes and have included forty new poems from his recent work in this revised and expanded collection.

Synopsis:

This is a collection of poems by the Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai. It is a revised edition, which contains forty new works.

Synopsis:

"Yehuda Amichai's splendid poems, refined and cast in the desperate foundries of the Middle East, where life and faith are always at stake, exhibit a majestic and Biblical range of the topography of the soul."—Anthony Hecht

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-190) and index.

About the Author

Chana Bloch's many books include, most recently, The Song of Songs: A New Translation and The Windows: New and Selected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch. She lives in Berkeley, California. Stephen Mitchell's numerous translations include The Book of Job, A Book of Psalms, and Genesis. He lives in Sonoma, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520205383
Translator:
Mitchell, Stephen
Translator:
Bloch, Chana
Translator:
Mitchell, Stephen
Author:
Amichai, Yehuda
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen
Author:
Bloch, Chana
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Amichai, Yehuda
Subject:
Single Author - Other
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Amichai, Yehuda - Translations into English
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Literature of the Middle East
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
19961030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Yehuda Amichai is Israel's most popular poet as well as a literary figure of international reputation. His poetry has been translated into more than thirty languages. Renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved and enduring poems from his eleven volumes and have included forty new poems from his recent work in this revised and expanded collection.
"Synopsis" by , This is a collection of poems by the Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai. It is a revised edition, which contains forty new works.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Yehuda Amichai's splendid poems, refined and cast in the desperate foundries of the Middle East, where life and faith are always at stake, exhibit a majestic and Biblical range of the topography of the soul."—Anthony Hecht
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