The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai

The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai

by Yehuda Amichai


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The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai by Yehuda Amichai

The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai collects for the first time in a single volume the three works — Songs of Jerusalem and Myself, Poems and Time — that established Amichai as Israel's greatest contemporary poet and one of the major poets of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780935296754
Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press, The
Publication date: 12/01/1988
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

YEHUDA AMICHAI was born in Wurzburg, Germany, in 1924 and emigrated with his family to Palestine in 1936. Amichai published eleven volumes of poetry in Hebrew, two novels, and a book of short stories. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. In 1982, Amichai received the Israel Prize for Poetry, and he became a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1986. He lived in Jerusalem until his death on September 25, 2000.

Table of Contents

King Saul and I
Ibn Gabirol
The Place Where I Have Not Been
Out of Three or Four in a Room
If With a Bitter Mouth
In My Time, in Your Place
In My Worst Dreams
Farewell, You
A Pity. We Were Such a Good Invention
It Was Summer, or the End of Summer
Two Songs on Caesarea Beach
Like Our Bodies' Imprint
God Has Pity on Kindergarten Children
Two Quatrains
Eye Examination
In the Middle of This Century
Poem in an Orange Grove
I Was the Moon
As for the World
She Knows
God's Fate
My Mother Once Told Me
My Parents' Migration
To Summon Witnesses
The End of Elul
Quick and Bitter
Two Songs of Peace
My Child
Song of Resignation
To My Mother
My Father Fought Their War for Four Years
The United Nations' Command in Jerusalem
You Also Were So Tired
Two Bedouin Songs
Indian Summer in Princeton
The Heart Is a Corrupt Dictator
National Thoughts
If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem
Rain on a Battlefield
The First Battles
High-Heeled Shoes
They Call Me
It's a Long Time Since Anybody's Asked

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“I, for one, return to his poetry again and again, and always find myself shaken, as by something truly genuine and alive.”

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