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Author Wieseltier, Meir
Title The Flower of Anarchy : Selected Poems
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Working with the Poet: A Translator's Response -- EARLY POEMS (1960-1969) -- Kingchild -- Weather -- On Wonders -- Ballad -- Daddy and Mommy Went to the Movies, Ilana Stays Alone in the Armchair Looking at a Gray Book -- I saw three baby-faced Germans -- The world is full of the righteous -- Abraham -- Take a Look at My Rebels -- Song of the Last Soldier -- Poetry Swallowed -- The Famous Peppers of Mrs. Almozlino -- Sometimes Macbeth -- The Journey of the Great Egyptian Obelisk to the West -- I Ask Myself -- FROM: Take (1973) -- Take -- Friends -- A Request -- Remembering -- Isaac's Story -- Call-Up -- Skywriting -- Adoshem -- Words for Music -- FROM: Something Optimistic, the Making of Poems (1976) -- Passengers -- The Secret of Authority -- In Camera -- Every arm -- Sealed in a Bottle -- Wives of October -- A dull khaki light comes down again -- Fruit -- March -- The Illustrated Bible -- A Dream of Death as an Angel -- Ecology -- FROM: Exit to the Sea (1981) -- from: Earth Thoughts in Summer Flow -- 1 Out of a glutted slumber I rise with a love of words -- 3 And history is a ragged uniform, discolored -- 5 Good -- 8 I gave my dog an old sandal -- 9 Not long after sunset -- 12 Naive Painting -- 13 A woman in black -- 16 There are many words I haven't put down -- Love Poem -- Garbage Dump, 2000 -- Salt on the Wounds of the Land -- To Be Continued -- Exit to the Sea -- The poet dressed up as an angel of God -- FROM: Letters and Other Poems (1986) -- Letter 1 -- Letter 2 -- Letter 3 -- Letter 4 -- Letter 16 -- Cities on Their Mounds -- Pro & Con -- Sonnet: Against Making Blood Speak Out -- Conversation with a Radio -- Soliloquy of Dada the Cat -- FROM: Storage (1995) -- Output -- Cheese -- Musée Picasso, or Some Words in Praise of Human Foolishness -- Burning Holy Books -- from: Windows Near Mallarmé -- Live
The Head -- Window to the Future -- River in the Desert -- The Fowl of the Air -- The Flower of Anarchy -- Thin Livestock -- FROM: Slow Poems (2000) -- Far from the Flag Parade -- from: Poems with a Dog -- 1 Bitch/Armchair -- 3 Death thought/Dog sprints -- Rainy Love -- The Man at the Piano -- Jerusalem, 3000 -- The Tel-Aviv Subway -- E.P. -- In Paradise -- On the Seventy-three -- A March for Long-Distance Poets -- The believer in what words can do -- Notes
Meir Wieseltier's verbal power, historical awareness, and passionate engagement have placed him in the first rank of contemporary Hebrew poetry. The Flower of Anarchy, a selection of Wieseltier's poems spanning almost forty years, collects in one volume, for the first time, English translations of some of his finest work. Superbly translated by the award-winning American-Israeli poet-translator Shirley Kaufman--who has worked with the poet on these translations for close to thirty years--this book brings together some of the most praised and admired early poems published in several small books during the 1960s, along with poems from six subsequent collections, including Wieseltier's most recent, Slow Poems, published in 2000. Born in Moscow in 1941, Wieseltier spent the first years of his life, during the war, as a refugee in Siberia, then again in Europe. He settled in Tel-Aviv a few years after coming to Israel in 1949 and has lived there ever since. A master of both comedy and irony, Wieseltier has written powerful poems of social and political protest in Israel, poems that are painfully timeless. His voice is alternately anarchic and involved, angry and caring, trenchant and lyric
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wieseltier, Meir The Flower of Anarchy : Selected Poems Berkeley : University of California Press,c2003 9780520235533
Subject Wieseltier, Meir -- Translations into English
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Kaufman, Shirley
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