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Revealment and Concealment

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REVEALMENT AND CONCEALMENT is ... a series of profound and highly influential essays on Hebrew and Jewish culture ... collected in a new and handsomely produced English edition -- Jonathan Wilson, The Times Literary Supplement. This important collection gathers together five essays by Haim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934), by all accounts the greatest modern Hebrew poet, and a ...more
Paperback, 142 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Ibis Press
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Nov 13, 2011 Don rated it it was amazing
So much to discuss here. I am in love with Ibis Editions, a small Israeli press that publishers translations of Hebrew and Arabic essays and poetry. Bialik is probably the most famous modern poet of pre-1948 Palestine, and he is still mandatory reading in Israel today. What comes out in his writing (and the afterward), however, is Bialik's complicated relationship to Zionism. He was not a crude nationalist, and even his work in Palestine is about being in exile. Curiously, he almost stopped ...more
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Hayim Nahman Bialik (Hebrew: חיים נחמן ביאליק; January 9, 1873 – July 4, 1934), also Chaim or Haim, was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew but also in Yiddish. Bialik was one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew poetry and came to be recognized as Israel's national poet.

(Note: "Ukraine" in its current shape didn't exist at the time of Bialik's birth. He was born in the Jewish "Pale of Settlem
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