Love Poems: A Bilingual Edition. Yehuda Amichai.
Love Poems: A Bilingual Edition
Love Poems: A Bilingual Edition
Love Poems: A Bilingual Edition

Love Poems: A Bilingual Edition

ISBN: 0060908734
New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1981. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Signed in English & Hebrew by Yehuda Amichai. "Yehuda Amichai is commonly regarded as Israel's leading poet and one of the major poets of our time. The hallmark of his work is an extraordinary terseness- thought and feeling communicated with a conciseness that cuts to the bone of experience. His tone is colloquial, even casual; a man talking in his natural voice, communicating directly with the reader without the stances and masks we associate with much contemporary poetry. His complexities are honest and unforced ones of a writer who has stripped his responses to life to essential words and images: telegrams of the spirit that radiate and resonate." (from back cover) A collection of poems by Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000), the globally acclaimed, award-winning Israeli poet. The poems are presented in the original Hebrew & translated into English on opposite pages. As noted on copyright page, the (many) poems in this collection that do not refer to any translator at bottom were translated by the great British poet Ted Hughes with Amichai himself. Trade-format softcover, first edition as stated on copyright page, published simultaneously with a hardcover edition. On the blank front endpaper, Amichai has hand-written his signature in English, & below it in Hebrew (to be read right-to-left). A classic Amichai collectible, with two rare bilingual signatures. In fine condition with light rubbing, scratching (including impression of previous owner's writing on front cover not effecting image or text) & creasing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; mild spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #4030]

Price: $80.00