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The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

edited by Robert Alter

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 576 pp., $18

 

 

While browsing in Yehuda Amichai’s collected Hebrew verse in preparation for writing this review, I came across a poem, previously unknown to me, that stirred a pang of memory. Since it isn’t one of the hundreds of poems included in The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai by its editor Robert Alter, I’ll translate it here:

 

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About the Author

Hillel Halkin’s most recent book is After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflections on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition (Princeton University Press).

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