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Israeli Poetry: A Contemporary Anthology (review)

Israeli Poetry: A Contemporary Anthology (review) tutes the body of the monograph, is the description and exploration of the field of meaning of a given term or phrase in light of comparable passages in Jeremiah and elsewhere. In relation to the "confessions," Bak seeks to show how a late postexilic cumulation of motifs related to the theme of innocent suffering coalesces into these poems which portray those who lament as legitimate successors of the true prophet. In sum, Bak has made an informative contribution to the understanding of a central element in the book of Jeremiah. Wolfgang Roth Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Evanston, IL 60201 ISRAELI POETRY: A CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY. Warren Bargad and Stanley F. Chyet, eds. and trans. Jewish Literature and Culture. pp. 273. Bloomington: Indiana University, 1986. Cloth, $29.95 I Paper, $12.50. This luminous anthology of eleven contemporary Israeli poets, from Amir Gilboa (born 1917) to Yona Wollach (born 1946), whose oeuvre extends nearly over the first forty years of the State of Israel, is a superb achievement. Its value is enormous both for those who read the original texts and also for the "generally uninitiated audience" (p. 9), whose needs are met admirably throughout the work. The concise "Introduction," which treats the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Israeli Poetry: A Contemporary Anthology (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 33 (1) – Oct 5, 1992

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tutes the body of the monograph, is the description and exploration of the field of meaning of a given term or phrase in light of comparable passages in Jeremiah and elsewhere. In relation to the "confessions," Bak seeks to show how a late postexilic cumulation of motifs related to the theme of innocent suffering coalesces into these poems which portray those who lament as legitimate successors of the true prophet. In sum, Bak has made an informative contribution to the understanding of a central element in the book of Jeremiah. Wolfgang Roth Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Evanston, IL 60201 ISRAELI POETRY: A CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY. Warren Bargad and Stanley F. Chyet, eds. and trans. Jewish Literature and Culture. pp. 273. Bloomington: Indiana University, 1986. Cloth, $29.95 I Paper, $12.50. This luminous anthology of eleven contemporary Israeli poets, from Amir Gilboa (born 1917) to Yona Wollach (born 1946), whose oeuvre extends nearly over the first forty years of the State of Israel, is a superb achievement. Its value is enormous both for those who read the original texts and also for the "generally uninitiated audience" (p. 9), whose needs are met admirably throughout the work. The concise "Introduction," which treats the

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