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The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda Amichai (Literature of the Middle East)

Yehuda Amichai, Chana Bloch (Translated by), Stephen Mitchell (Translated by), C.K. Williams (Foreword by)


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Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was Israel's most popular poet, as well as a literary figure of international reputation. In this collection, renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved poems, including forty poems from his later work. A new foreword by C.K. Williams, written especially for this edition, addresses Amichai’s enduring legacy and sets his poetry in the context of the new millennium.

Praise For The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda Amichai (Literature of the Middle East)

"An ideal choice of the poet."

— Benjamin Ivry

University of California Press, 9780520275836, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2013

About the Author

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) is widely considered the greatest contemporary Israeli poet, and a pioneering stylist in modern Hebrew.

C.K. Williams is a poet, translator, and critic, and winner of the Pulizter Prize for Poetry for Repair (1999). His most recent collection is Writers Writing Dying (2012).

Chana Bloch's many books include The Song of Songs: A New Translation and The Windows: New and Selected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch. Stephen Mitchell's numerous translations include The Book of Job, A Book of Psalms, and Genesis.