The Flower of Anarchy: Selected Poems

The Flower of Anarchy: Selected Poems

Meir Wieseltier


Meir Wieseltier's verbal energy, historic know-how, and passionate engagement have positioned him within the first rank of up to date Hebrew poetry. The Flower of Anarchy, a collection of Wieseltier's poems spanning nearly 40 years, collects in a single quantity, for the 1st time, English translations of a few of his most interesting paintings. fantastically translated via the award-winning American-Israeli poet-translator Shirley Kaufman—who has labored with the poet on those translations for on the subject of thirty years—this publication brings jointly probably the most praised and widespread early poems released in different small books throughout the Nineteen Sixties, besides poems from six next collections, together with Wieseltier's most up-to-date, Slow Poems, published in 2000.

Born in Moscow in 1941, Wieseltier spent the 1st years of his existence, in the course of the battle, as a refugee in Siberia, nonetheless in Europe. He settled in Tel-Aviv many years after coming to Israel in 1949 and has lived there ever considering the fact that. A grasp of either comedy and irony, Wieseltier has written strong poems of social and political protest in Israel, poems which are painfully undying. His voice is alternately anarchic and concerned, indignant and worrying, trenchant and lyric.

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