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  Yehuda Amichai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yehuda Amichai (1924 - 2000) was an Israeli poet.
Amichai is considered by many to be the greatest modern Israeli poet, and was one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew.
Amichai was born in Würzburg, Germany, as Ludwig Pfeuffer, then immigrated with his family to Palestine in 1936.
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 The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai (Literature of the Middle East) | By - Yehuda Amichai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Amichai was born in Germany in 1924, but immigrated to Israel as a boy of 12; he began writing poetry early, especially in the exuberant atmosphere of the newly proclaimed Israel in 1948.
Amichai continued to write poetry throughout the twentieth century (he died in 2000), winning national and international prizes and recognition as one of the greatest poets of the age, not only of Hebrew, but internationally.
Amichai is a patriot of sorts, in that he celebrates the place and culture of Israel, but is not blind to the problems there, and by no means a 'death to the enemy' kind of writer -- a bit ironic, given that his poetry is popular among the soldier-citizenry of Israel.
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 Yehuda Amichai - Press Release
Predictably, Amichai's popularity abroad has contributed to a certain critical backlash in Israel, one particularly jaundiced recent critic going so far as to claim that this is the sort of stylistically meager poetry in which nothing is lost in translation.
In fact, Amichai's continuing popularity in Israel reflects the fact that he is by no means a poet for export only, and despite the liveliness and beguiling character of his poetry in translation, there are aspects of athletic inventiveness in his Hebrew that cannot cross the translation barrier.
As one might assume, Amichai's exploitation of indigenous stylistic resources is often connected with his sensitivity to the expressive sounds of the Hebrew words he uses and with his inventive puns, which are sometimes playful, sometimes dead serious, and often both at once.
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 MyJewishLearning.com - Culture: Yehuda Amichai
Amichai's own life was closely linked to the birth and battle for existence of the State of Israel.
Yehuda Amichai was born in Würzburg, Germany, to a merchant family of Orthodox Jews.
Amichai studied at the Hebrew University, and then earned his living by teaching the Bible and Hebrew literature in secondary schools.
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 Commentary Magazine - Songs of Jerusalem and Myself, by Yehuda Amichai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Yehuda Amichai was born in Germany in 1924, and in 1936 emigrated to Palestine, where he eventually fought in the Palmach during the War of Independence.
...Amichai's poems are rooted in the omnipresent landscape of Israel...
...Amichai has achieved a kind of precarious peace with the oscillations of happiness and sadness that constitute his life, and out of this peace rises the elemental lyricism of his poetry...
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Yehuda Amichai was an Israeli poet who was born in 1924, began his writing career in 1948, and died, sadly, in September of 2000.
Amichai’s poetry has the kind of wit often found in the work of poets whose countries have been torn apart by years of war (Wislawa Szymborska also comes to mind here).
Amichai was one of the great minds of our time, and I strongly believe he should be read more widely in the United States than he is currently.
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 Resources and Articles by Yehuda Amichai
Yehuda Amichai was born in Wurzburg, Germany, in 1924 and emigrated with his family to Palestine in 1936.
Yehuda Amichai - one of Israels leading poets: Jews in the Land of Israel
Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was born in Germany and emigrated to Palestine in 1936.
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 Books International - Yehuda Amichai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000), was one of Israel's foremost contemporary poets.
Amichai studied Literature and Biblical Studies at the Hebrew University and later, he lectured and taught at different academic institutions in Israel and abroad.
Amichai was best known for his poetry, which has been translated into 33 languages, but he also wrote and published novels, short stories and plays.
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 @The Source Israel Online Magazine
One of the reasons for this emotional reaction is Amichai's simple love of life and his awareness of the profundity of the experience of daily living, intensified by the fact that this living occurs in a country charged with meaning and continuous moral choice.
Whether Amichai is describing the process of carrying his ex-wife's bed down the street in Jerusalem or watching the Israelite in front of him follow Moses through the desert, the poem is a sum of the common experience and the unrepeatable understanding.
Although Amichai's poems are many and varied, my favorite come from the sensual, the spiritual and the philosophical side of Amichai, when he grapples with the significance of his own life and the lives of those heloves.
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 Read about Yehuda Amichai at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Yehuda Amichai and learn about Yehuda Amichai here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Yehuda Amichai was the greatest of modern Israeli poets and one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew.
Amichai was born in Germany, then immigrated with his family to
Israeli War of Independence as a young man, but became an advocate of peace and reconciliation in the region, working with Palestinian writers.
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 Yehuda Amichai - Condolence Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Yehuda Amichai is part of that writers who are able to communicate with every person, at every age, in every country that lives.
Yehuda Amichai What has aged you so in two seasons, friend, that leaner and unportly, less the sanguine man of appetite you were you now hold a head full of grey and eyes tired as a devoted chasid' s staring at the blessed page.
Yehuda Amichai was a close friend, mentor and teacher of Nira Scherz-Busch of Jerusalem and Madison, Wisconsin.
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 Yehuda Amichai
It is the biggest smallest city in the world,” Yehuda Amichai said of the city where he spent most of his life.
Amichai was Israel’s most quoted and beloved poet, who wrote the survival guide to Jerusalem for the people who live there.
Although Amichai’s work was nourished by the Bible and the Jewish liturgy, along with German lyricism and English modernism, his poetry is contemporary, both in language and substance.
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 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Yehuda Amichai
Rabikovitz, who had been awarded the Israel Prize and the Bialik Prize for her poetry, was considered to be one of the leading poets of the generation that came of age with the creation of the State of Israel, together with Yehuda Amichai, David Avidan and Natan Zach.
YEHUDA AMICHAI is Israel's leading poet and is widely acknowledged as one of the great poets of our time.
Yehoshua, like the late poet Yehuda Amichai, is a preeminent Israeli writer of the generation that came of age with the state.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Yehuda Amichai
Amichai was a prominent figure in the landscape of 20th-century literature in Israel.
Hughes, Ted : translation of poems by Yehuda Amichai
ben Yehuda, Eliezer (1858-1922), Hebrew scholar, born in Lithuania, and originally named Eliezer Perelman.
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 UPNE | The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai
The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai collects for the first time in a single volume the three works -- Songs of Jerusalem and Myself, Poems and Time -- that established Amichai as Israel's greatest contemporary poet and one of the major poets of our time.
Yehuda Amichai is commonly regarded as Israel's major poet and one of the major poets of our time.
Amichai fought with the British Army in World War II and then in three Israeli wars.
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 Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000)
Yehuda Amichai was one of Israel's foremost contemporary Hebrew poets.
Amichai's first volume of poetry, "Achshav Uve-Yamim HaAharim" ("Now and in Other Days") was published in 1955 and aroused serious interest in readers and critics alike.
Amichai's canon is also impressive for the volume of work it encompasses, and many individual books of poetry appeared in rapid succession, as well as "Collected Poems" (1963) and "Selected Works" of 1981.
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 Yehuda Amichai
Amichai was among the first to compose poems in colloquial Israeli Hebrew.
Memories from childhood appear in Amichai's work as nostalgic glimpses into a world of peace and innocence: "Remember: even the departure to terrible battles / Passes by gardens and windows / And children playing, a dog barking." Many of his poems are addressed to Jerusalem.
Amichai's works have been translated into some thirty languages and appeared in a number of anthologies.
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 Yehuda Amichai
Yehuda Amichai is one of the leading contemporary Hebrew poets.
Born in Germany to a religiously observant family, Amichai and his family emigrated to Eretz Yisrael in 1935, living briefly in Petach Tikvah before settling in Jerusalem.
This and subsequent volumes of poetry revealed that Amichai was engaged in a distinctly modern literary enterprise, both in content and in language.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/biography/amichai.html   (488 words)

 WWGPro.DE Buchtipps: Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems (Yehuda Amichai)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Amichai is the most popular Hebrew poet since Bialik.
Amichai is a poet who gives the reader the sense of sharing one's common humanity with.
Yehuda Amichai is the kind of poet whose words and images you remember at the oddest times.
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 Yehuda Amichai: A Life of Poetry 1948-1994
Yehuda Amichai: A Life of Poetry 1948-1994 offers a comprehensive and timely evaluation of the body of work of one of our most valuable poets in any language.
Resounding with the exhilarating of the human encounters--it is brought into the sharper contrast by the ever-present precariousness of Israeli existence.
The burden and legacy of this history, and its impact upon modern, secular society, places Amichai's work within a uniquely Israeli landscape--arid, verdant, cruel, and beautiful--while simultaneously transcending national and religious borders.
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 Yehuda Amichai, Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Fall 1998, Baruch College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Yehuda Amichai, the prominent, internationally known Israeli poet, was on campus in Fall 1998 as the first Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence.
Amichai immigrated with his parents to Palestine in 1936.
Amichai’s work and the creative process on October 29, co-sponsored by the Baruch College Department of English and The Center for the Humanities of the CUNY Graduate School.
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 The Very Best Books : Yehuda Amichai: A Life of Poetry 1948-1994
But Amichai who learned much from American modern poets use of the colloquial is excellently translated into English here.
Sometimes, the experience of the poet is foreign to the reader, but the reader can still feel on some level the feeling the poet felt.
Amichai is among my favorite poets for his ability to create such a rich and sudden injection of reaction in me.
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 AALBC.com's Guide to African American Books
The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai (Literature of the Middle East)
Amichai is I believe the most read of all modern Hebrew poets.
Amichai's themes are the great themes of literature, themes of love and war, of comradeship and loss.
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Born in Germany, Yehuda Amichai emigrated to Israel when he was twelve.
It is one of Amichai's richest accomplishments that he, by writing in the modern Hebrew spoken on the streets and in the shops and homes of Israel, helped created a vernacular literature for the new nation.
In Amichai one almost always encounters a delight in figurative language; yet his poems are never pretentious or tedious, since they speak out of the everyday and towards concerns we encounter every day.
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 Buy.com - Open Closed Open: Poems : Yehuda Amichai : ISBN 0151003785   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Constructing a lineage in which to place himself, Amichai begins these verses of personal and cultural history with a stone from a destroyed Jewish graveyard; and moves on to enact the story of David, recall poems by Ibn Ezra, and even consider Jesus as an instance of "Jewish Travel".
Amichai, who emigrated to Palestine in 1936 and is now 76, places imagined Holocaust memories ("I wasn't among the six million who died in the Shoah./I wasn't even among the survivors") adjacent to irreverent reconfigurations of Torah characters, investigates "The Language of Love and Tea with Roasted Almonds", and asks "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Why Jerusalem".
"Yehuda Amichai continues to make himself new...OPEN CLOSED OPEN not only explodes the expectation of what a poem can do, what a prayer can be, to whom we pray and why, but also succeeds in telling the life story of one of our greatest poets." - Peter Richards
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Free Poetry E-Book: 36 poems of Yehuda Amichai
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Amichai speaks in the direct idom of emotion that descended from Whitman's rhythmic prose-poem style.
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 Jewish Social Studies: Eternal Present: Poetic Figuration and Cultural Memory in the Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, Dan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Jewish Social Studies: Eternal Present: Poetic Figuration and Cultural Memory in the Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, Dan Pagis, and Tuvia Rubner.
Eternal Present: Poetic Figuration and Cultural Memory in the Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, Dan Pagis, and Tuvia Rubner.
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