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the poetry of yehuda amichai yehuda amichai edited by robert alter the largest english-language collection to date from israel’s finest poet few poets have demonstrated as persuasively as yehuda amichai why poetry matters one of the major poets of the twentieth century amichai created remarkably accessible poems vivid in their evocation of the israeli landscape and historical predicament yet universally resonant his are some of the most moving love poems written in any language in the past two generations—some exuberant some powerfully erotic many suffused with sadness over separation that casts its shadow on love in a country torn by armed conflict these poems poignantly assert the preciousness of private experience cherished under the repeated threats of violence and death poetry farrar straus and giroux 4/4/2017 9780374536589 $18.00 $25.00 can trade paperback 576 pages index of titles and first lines carton qty 20 9 in h 6 in w brit fsg trans audio dram the deborah harris agency marketing poetry advertising campaign academic advertising in the chronicle of higher education amichai’s poetry has attracted a variety of gifted english translators on both sides of the atlantic from the 1960s to the present assembled by the award-winning hebrew scholar and translator robert alter the poetry of yehuda amichai is by far the largest selection of the master poet’s work to appear in english gathering the best of the existing translations as well as offering english versions of many previously untranslated poems with this collection amichai’s vital poetic voice is now available to english readers as it never has been before yehuda amichai 1924–2000 is considered to be israel’s greatest contemporary poet with his poems available in forty languages he may be the most widely translated hebrew poet since king david amichai’s work published in english includes songs of jerusalem and myself time the great tranquillity amen open closed open and even a fist was once an open palm with fingers robert alter’s scholarly works on subjects ranging from the eighteenth-century novel to contemporary hebrew and american literature earned him the robert kirsch award for lifetime achievement from the los angeles times alter is the class of 1937 professor emeritus of hebrew and comparative literature at the university of california berkeley praise “i’ve become more than ever convinced that amichai is one of the biggest most essential most durable poetic voices of this past century—one of the most intimate alive and human wise humorous true loving inwardly free and resourceful at home in every human situation one of the real treasures.” —ted hughes 48 now in paperback farrar straus and giroux april 2017