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 the most important contribution, Ari Ofengenden disentangles Shlonsky’s paintings from Zionist readings and exhibits how his poetics redeem studies of radical political displacement, exile and alienation by utilizing an exact, chiseled but playfully enigmatic kind. Writing on immigrants, refugees and concrete outcasts following the irritating occasions of the 1st international conflict and the Civil conflict in Russia, his poetry constitutes a fusion of Modernist eu poetry with biblical and rabbinic assets 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 ecu varieties of Symbolism and Expressionism. The booklet is vital for figuring out sleek Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra normally as an exemplar of trendy extra everyday hybridizations of culture and modernity.
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Abraham Shlonsky: An Introduction to His Poetry by Ari Ofengenden