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sorry, that was meant to be a private message
We will have q-and-a at :50 As such, prepare questions, folks!
"Aval Aleinu Leshabeach"
“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.”
Folks, we will start q and a at :45
So, get your qs ready!
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).
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.
Oops, that was supposed to be directed to Josh.
But that is beautiful, thank you for sharing it
Rosanne- Thanks for being the first to share a question (or insight) in the chat! We can all see and engage it, as such
And would like to know what Prof. Alter thinks about it.
my microphone doesn’t work!
Which translations of Amichai's books into English would you particularly recommend?
Is it timely to read Amichai?
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?
That’s actually what I meant — an awareness of mortality, not specifically re coitus. But difficult to respond w/nomicrophone.
Another question: How did Amichai conceive the poetic process? Where does poetry come from? What is the task of the poet?
What would be the best text to learn about his experience in the war (47-48)?
Kronfeld - translation
Thank you for all your questions today. Looking forward to passing them along to Professor Alter
Thank you, Josh!
`Thank you to everyone, this was lovely
Thank you, Julia!
You think therefore you are