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Letters to America
Selected Poems of Reuven Ben-Yosef

Edited and Translated by Michael Weingrad

Paper $24.95s    |    978-0-8156-3398-3    |    2015

ebook 978-0-8156-5325-7


"Michael Weingrad’s Letters to America offers readers an exceptionally thoughtful introduction to the work of a complicated man. Reuven Ben-Yosef was an American and an Israeli, a soldier and a poet, a utopian and a skeptic, and Weingrad’s sensitive essay and the intelligent translations included in the volume make the man and his work come alive."—Adam Rovner, author of In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands before Israel

"Weingrad deepens the conversation about American Jews’ relationship to American identity and culture by introducing the expatriate Ben-Yosef and his Hebrew poetic corpus. It’s an important contribution that will push future scholarship in interesting new directions."—Philip Hollander, University of Wisconsin–Madison

"Reuven Ben-Yosef left English and America behind to remake himself as a Hebrew poet in Israel. Now Michael Weingrad has returned him to us, in an English translation that captures the passion, pride, and angry beauty of his verse. Ben-Yosef’s meditations on Jewish life in Israel and America—an opposition that split his own family—offer a powerful, and unfashionable, counterpoint to the American Jewish literature that was produced to such acclaim during his lifetime. He offers a unique and challenging response to the question of what it means to be a Jewish poet."—Adam Kirsch, senior editor, New Republic

  Letters to America

Michael Weingrad   Michael Weingrad is associate professor of Judaic studies at Portland State University. He is the author of American Hebrew Literature: Writing Jewish National Identity in the United States.

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6 x 9, 208 pages, notes, index

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