Poetry. Translated from the Hebrew by Peter Everwine. THE COUNTRIES WE LIVE IN is the most comprehensive collection of Natan Zach's poetry in English. Selected, translated, and introduced by Peter Everwine, this volume of Zach's essential early work showcases a poetry that is both complex and astringent, a poetry that bears witness to the existential dilemmas of the human condition. His modes are those of pervasive irony and wit. Zach's is not an art of elegance, but one of rigorous perspective and distinction. This volume reintroduces North American readers to one of Israel's major contemporary poetic figures.
Natan Zach is one of Israel's most celebrated and influential contemporary writers. Along with the works of Yehuda Amichai and Dan Pagis, Zach's poetry is a defining fixture in the landscape of postwar modernism and Hebrew-language poetry and poetics. Author City: ISR