Yehuda Amichai: not just your average poet.
Yehuda Amichai, one of the greatest Israeli poets of modern times, was among the first to compose poems in colloquial, Israeli Hebrew.
His language is gently ironic, at times passionate or straightforward, at others emotionally dry. He came from an Orthodox German family and lived through World War II, the Holocaust, the creation of the State of Israel, and many of the country's battles for survival. This course explores Amichai's poetry from significant periods of his life, and examines how his background and the conflicts that developed around him influenced his writing.
Course conducted mainly in English, with some Hebrew.