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The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai
Yehuda Amichai

Sheep Meadow
1988 • 148 pp. 6 1/2 x 9"
Poetry / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-935296-75-4

“He is one of our great poets ... Once one has heard his quiet, even tones, precise, distanced and passionate, one can never forget them.”—The Times Literary Supplement

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.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“. . .the kind of resonantly simple poetry that is the work of a great poet.”—The New York Times

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

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.

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