New Letters
On The Air

Yehuda Amichai

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama

Interviewed by: Robert Stewart

Catalog Number: 20010912, 20001011, 19990908, 19980420

In honor of the Jewish holidays, a public poetry reading by Israel’s most important and influential poet --the late Yehuda Amichai. Also the author of novels, essays and plays, Amichai’s poetry combines religion, politics, irony and the depth of human relationships into works that are admired around the world, having been translated into 33 languages. He’s also credited with having written some of the most powerful love poems in existence. In this program, he’s reads some of his most famous works, including the poem Itzhak Rabin used in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

| Subject Matter: Jewish Culture, Religion, Politics, Translation | Interview Year: 1997 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama | Awards: National Jewish Book Award for Translation of English Poetry |

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