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Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems
Yehuda Amichai




Sheep Meadow
1992 • 277 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-878818-19-5


Bilingual Hebrew-English ed.

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

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“Rereading all the translated volumes of the poetry of the Israeli Yehuda Amichai...I've become more than ever convinced that is he one of the biggest, most essential, durable poetic voices of this past century-one of the most intimately alive and human, wise, humorous, true, loving, inwardly free and resourceful, at home in every place and in every human situation. One of the really treasures.”—Ted Hughes

“If literature were music what a wonderful festival there might be: we could hear Yehuda Amichai's Poems of Jerusalem, James Joyce's Dubliners, and the sonnets of the great nineteenth-century Romanesco poet G.G. Belli. These works about everyday visionary stuff keep the human language alive. In this book, published by the Sheep Meadow Press, Amichai's Love Poems and Poems of Jerusalem, previously published separately, are joined. The reader will find that these two books, like lovers, are difficult to separate.” —Stanley Moss



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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