The Lowercase Jew

R 250.00  

Author: Rodger Kamenetz
Signed by the Author
Publisher: Triquarterly (2003)
ISBN-10: 0810151529
ISBN-13: 9780810151529
Condition: Very Good. A few small pin-pricks in the front cover - hardly noticeable. Else, condition is As New.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 76
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 x 1.2 cm


As dismissal and disdain of Jews speaks through the art of some leading twentieth-century poets, so the poetry of Rodger Kamenetz answers artfully.
Kamenetz explores the questions that haunt our culture: about the voices through which culture speaks, about the identity of poet and poetry and about the capacity of art to harm and to heal.
Whether subjecting the anti-Semitic verses of T. S. Eliot to a literary trial; conjuring the eloquence with which "Allen Ginsberg forgives Ezra Pound on Behalf of the Jews"; or drawing upon personal history, the Torah, and Jewish mysticism to explore the tangled relations of Jewish identity and modern literature, Kamenetz's poems attest to the inexorable power of language.


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