Synopses & Reviews
Aharon Shabtai, now in his late fifties, is the most important Israeli poet of his generation. Translated freely, this means he is among the world's leading poets. His poetry is of epic range: personal and historical, full of hard-won knowledge and the sexual dramas the Greeks allowed their gods and themselves. Shabtai can be placed in a line that stretches from Biblical and Greek origins to Catullus to Joyce to Jean Genet and other masters of language, revelry, and revelation. This is his first book to be published in English.