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Pain, Pining, and Pine Trees
Contemporary Hebrew Poetry
Yair Mazor
illustrated by Nachum Gutman

A comprehensive introduction to modern Hebrew and contemporary Israeli poetry in translation

Yair Mazor offers an illuminating history of Jewish poetry from Biblical times to the twentieth century. He provides biographies of nine poets—David Fogel, Rachel, Yehuda Amichai, Nathan Zach, Dalia Rabikovitz, Dan Pagis, Yair Horwitz, Yona Wollach, and Ronny Someck—and generous selections of their work in translation. The book includes illustrations by Nachum Gutman.

Yair Mazor is professor of Hebrew and Biblical literature and director of the Center for Jewish Studies, the Hebrew Studies Program, and the Certificate Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

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May 2001
390 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
55 b/w illus.

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