By Ari Ofengenden
The poet Abraham Shlonsky (1900–1973) should 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 sort. Writing on immigrants, refugees and concrete outcasts following the hectic occasions of the 1st international battle and the Civil warfare in Russia, his poetry constitutes a fusion of Modernist ecu poetry with biblical and rabbinic assets with the affects of Georg Trakl and Rimbaud. The booklet 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 forms of Symbolism and Expressionism. The booklet is necessary for figuring out sleek Hebrew and Jewish tradition, and extra commonly as an exemplar of modern day extra widespread hybridizations of culture and modernity.
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