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By Ari Ofengenden

The poet Abraham Shlonsky (1900–1973) might 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 studies of radical political displacement, exile and alienation by using an actual, chiseled but playfully enigmatic sort. Writing on immigrants, refugees and concrete outcasts following the stressful occasions of the 1st global battle and the Civil battle 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 lively player within the eu sorts of Symbolism and Expressionism. The e-book is vital for realizing sleek Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra often as an exemplar of present day extra known hybridizations of culture and modernity.

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