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“Sound Tracks: The Ashkenazi Orient Express” Segal, Miryam. A New Sound In Hebrew Poetry, Haim O. Rechnitzer Dec 2011

“Sound Tracks: The Ashkenazi Orient Express” Segal, Miryam. A New Sound In Hebrew Poetry, Haim O. Rechnitzer

Haim O Rechnitzer חיים א. רכניצר

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Quatrains Of Mahsati Of Ganja, Literary Imagination, Rebecca Gould Jan 2011

Quatrains Of Mahsati Of Ganja, Literary Imagination, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“Mahsatī of Ganja’s Wandering Quatrains,” (introduction to translations of the twelfth-century Persian poetess), Literary Imagination 13 (2): 225-227. Translations of Mahsati's quatrains, pp. 227-231.


Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems By Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili And Galaktion Tabidze, Rebecca Gould Jan 2009

Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems By Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili And Galaktion Tabidze, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

This feature section, originally published in the literary journal Metamorphoses, introduces the poets Titsian Tabidze, Galaktion Tabidze, and Paolo Iashvili to an English readership. These three major exponents of the Georgian Literary Modernism were all either executed (Titsian) or committed suicide (Paolo and Galaktion) as a result of Stalin's and Beria's repressive policies. Collectively, these texts movingly testify to the intimate relation between politics and poetics in Georgian literature, as in other literatures of the former Soviet Union. An introduction called "The Twlight of Georgian Literary Modernism" is followed by the original Georgian texts and English translations of ...


Haim Guri And Rabbi David Buzaglo: A Theo-Political Meeting Place Of Zionist Sabra Poetry And Jewish Liturgy, Haim O. Rechnitzer Jul 2008

Haim Guri And Rabbi David Buzaglo: A Theo-Political Meeting Place Of Zionist Sabra Poetry And Jewish Liturgy, Haim O. Rechnitzer

Haim O Rechnitzer חיים א. רכניצר

Haim Guri’s poem Bab el Wad is arguably one of the most famous pieces of modern Zionist poetry ever created, and after being set to music, became one of Israel’s most recognizable songs. R. David Buzaglo composed the words to his piyyut “Binu Hamordim” to Shmuel Pershko’s melody to Bab el Wad. The relationship between these two works has been previously examined in the articles by Meir Buzaglo and Shimon Biton. These two scholars argue that in borrowing the melody, R. David Buzaglo was offering a critique of the Israeli ethos of commemoration encouraged by Guri, particularly ...


The Supreme Fiction: Fiction Or Fact?, Gregory Brazeal Jan 2007

The Supreme Fiction: Fiction Or Fact?, Gregory Brazeal

Gregory Brazeal

The article makes a case for giving up the quest to identify Wallace Stevens’ “supreme fiction.” The poet hoped to usher in the creation of an idea that would serve as a fictive replacement for the idea of God, known to be fictive but willfully believed. His hope has remained unfulfilled. By the poet’s own explicit standards, the supreme fiction does not appear in any of his poems, nor in his poetry as a whole, nor in poetry in general. The very idea of a supreme fiction may depend, at least in part, upon a problematic conception of belief ...


Caught In A Compromising Position: The Biblical Exegesis And Characterization Of Biblical Protagonists In Syriac Dialogue Hymns, Kristi Upson-Saia Jul 2006

Caught In A Compromising Position: The Biblical Exegesis And Characterization Of Biblical Protagonists In Syriac Dialogue Hymns, Kristi Upson-Saia

Kristi Upson-Saia

Syriac Dialogue hymns have been an important part of East and West Syriac liturgy since at least the middle of the century CE. The hymns perform a distinctive method of biblical interpretation "freeze frame" exegesis that expands biblical narratives in order to garner scriptural support for contemporary Christological positions. While providing useful theological training, however, the hymns convey several compromised portrayals of biblical protagonists, which are striking when compared with Greek and Latin treatments of the same figures.