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Heshbon HaNefesh: Robert Alter on Time in Amichai - Shared screen with speaker view
Leon Kraiem
27:36
well hello
Leon Kraiem
27:42
sorry, that was meant to be a private message
Joshua Krug
41:41
We will have q-and-a at :50 As such, prepare questions, folks!
Joshua Krug
45:32
"Aval Aleinu Leshabeach"
Joshua Krug
50:08
“Jewish history and world history grind me between them like two grindstones, sometimes / to a powder. And the solar year and the lunar year / get ahead of each other or fall behind, / leaping, they set my life in perpetual motion. / Sometimes I fall into the gap between them to hide, / or to sink all the way down.”
Joshua Krug
57:23
Folks, we will start q and a at :45
Joshua Krug
57:30
So, get your qs ready!
Joshua Krug
01:05:38
Folks, please write your questions in this chat, so that Professor Alter can engage as many people's insights/questions as possible, (before he has to leave on the hour).
Rosanne Keynan
01:09:47
I came in late but was struck how the connection between intense love and acute awareness of death — was reminiscent of the French expression “la petite mort” —I don’t know French — for climactic passion. Also “post-amor tristesse.” Again, excuse my slaughtering the French.
Rosanne Keynan
01:10:14
Oops, that was supposed to be directed to Josh.
Shanee Michaelson
01:10:40
But that is beautiful, thank you for sharing it
Joshua Krug
01:11:17
Rosanne- Thanks for being the first to share a question (or insight) in the chat! We can all see and engage it, as such
Rosanne Keynan
01:11:34
And would like to know what Prof. Alter thinks about it.
Rosanne Keynan
01:12:28
my microphone doesn’t work!
Lane Igoudin
01:13:04
Which translations of Amichai's books into English would you particularly recommend?
Joshua Krug
01:15:06
Is it timely to read Amichai?
Stephanie Kraver
01:15:18
Professor Alter, thank you so much for this wonderful talk. The themes of love, time, and different forms of haunting reminded me of Amichai’s poem, “Elegy on an Abandoned Village.” How does politics play a role in Amichai’s poetry in relation to time and hauntings from the past?
Rosanne Keynan
01:15:42
That’s actually what I meant — an awareness of mortality, not specifically re coitus. But difficult to respond w/nomicrophone.
Joshua Krug
01:17:19
Another question: How did Amichai conceive the poetic process? Where does poetry come from? What is the task of the poet?
Matthew Blumberg
01:17:20
What would be the best text to learn about his experience in the war (47-48)?
Joshua Krug
01:17:55
Kronfeld - translation
Joshua Krug
01:21:25
Thank you for all your questions today. Looking forward to passing them along to Professor Alter
Lilli Ross
01:26:37
Beautiful
Yedida Bessemer
01:27:02
Thank you!
Lilli Ross
01:27:08
Thank you, Josh!
Shanee Michaelson
01:27:08
`Thank you to everyone, this was lovely
Joshua Krug
01:27:46
Thank you, Julia!
Joshua Krug
01:29:43
You think therefore you are