Yehuda Amichai

The Making of Israel's National Poet

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Author: Nili Scharf Gold

Series: Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

Yehuda Amichai is one of the20th century’s (and Israel’s) leading poets. In this remarkable book, Nili Scharf Gold offers a profound reinterpretation of Amichai’s early works and reconstructs his poetic biography. Her close reading of his oeuvre, untapped notebooks, and a cache of unpublished letters to a woman identified as Ruth Z. that Gold discovered convincingly demonstrates how the poet’s German past infused his work, despite his attempts to conceal it as he adopted an Israeli identity.

Subject: Jewish Studies

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