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Yehuda Amichai; Ruth Nevo, trans.

Sheep Meadow
1986 • 141 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / History of Israel & Palestine / Jewish Studies

$11.95 Paperback, 978-0-935296-63-1
$25.00 Hardcover, 978-0-935296-62-4

Bilingual Hebrew-English ed.

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

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“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's poetry is about love, family, and war and peace, it is centered in his own being and his people's history. He writes in a language that is both modern and ancient, both secular and religious. The Bible, history and his own life are part of the form and substance of his poetry as surely as new and old Jerusalem and the City of David are made of the same stone. Joy is a recurring theme. Through his art Amichai abundantly provides for human need as few living authors can. We can trust him with our spirit.” —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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