"In this respect, the book functions on two simultaneous levels: it views the emotional strata engaged with the Holocaust while analyzing its literary mechanism from an artistic perspective. The book also turns to the congruence between the very collective nature of contemporary Israeli poetry and the capacity to cope with the Holocaust while enlisting literary means. Hence contemporary Israeli poetry tends to display a poetic might while being also emotionally oriented. ; The fact that the Holocaust poetry discussed here is also Israeli poetry makes the book even more important and relevant. One may cogently argue that the state of Israel was established on the ashes of the Holocaust. If so, the fact that contemporary Israeli poetry is dedicated to the topic of the Holocaust celebrates the victory of humankind over Nazi atrocities. This book should be of interest to students, teachers, and scholars of the Holocaust, modern Hebrew/Israeli poetry, and literature in general."--BOOK JACKET.
Israeli poetry of the Holocaust / Yair Mazor.
Madison N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
1. No Vindication to Venomous Verdict: The Poem "Mr. Auschwitz" by Ronny Someck -- 2. ǂt Come Down, Deadly Night, and End Our Hounding, Haunting Torment: The Poems "Don't Be Afraid, My Child" and "At the Attic" by David Fogel -- 3. ǂt Buona Notte, Our Mute Lord, Never Arrivederci Your Murdered Nation: The Poem "The Synagogue in Florence" by Yehuda Amichai -- 4. The Scalding Scream of the Mute Letter: The Poem "A Letter" by Dan Pagis -- 5. My Tailor, My Tailor, Why Had They Forsaken You?: The Poem "Against Separation" by Nathan Zach -- 6. Portrait of Memory as a Piercing Spear: The Poem "In Memory of Dan Pagis" by T. Carmi -- 7. The Tractors That Till the Soil of the Holocaust: The Poem "Tractors" by Ronny Someck
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-225) and indexes.
229 pages : ill
ISBN9780838641439 (alk. paper)
ISBN0838641431 (alk. paper)
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