The Selected Poetry

The Selected Poetry Dan Pagis spent three of his adolescent years in a Nazi camp before arriving in Palestine in He became one of the most vibrant voices in modern Israeli poetry and is considered a major

  • Title: The Selected Poetry
  • Author: Dan Pagis
  • ISBN: 9780520205390
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dan Pagis 1930 1986 spent three of his adolescent years in a Nazi camp before arriving in Palestine in 1946 He became one of the most vibrant voices in modern Israeli poetry and is considered a major world poet of his generation.A master scholar of Hebrew literature, Pagis drew fully on classical texts and infused his poetry with a centuries old mysticism Yet he also bDan Pagis 1930 1986 spent three of his adolescent years in a Nazi camp before arriving in Palestine in 1946 He became one of the most vibrant voices in modern Israeli poetry and is considered a major world poet of his generation.A master scholar of Hebrew literature, Pagis drew fully on classical texts and infused his poetry with a centuries old mysticism Yet he also brought an immediacy and colloquialism to Hebrew poetry In these superbly translated poems, Dan Pagis s voice can be heard celebrating the human spirit.

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    1. "he counts again in the open notebook/ all the bodies waiting for him in the square,/ camp within camp: only I/ am not there, am not there, am a mistake,/ turn off my eyes, quickly, erase my shadow./ I shall not want. The sum will be all right/ without me: here forever." Powerful and tragic, often surreal work from Paul Celan's compatriot and contemporary in Stephen Mitchell's skillful translation.

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