Futureman by David AvidanFutureman by David Avidan


byDavid AvidanTranslated byTsipi KellerIntroduction byAnat Weisman

Paperback | September 8, 2017

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David Avidan was himself a Futureman, a self-described Galactic Poet" and radical individualist known for his innovative use of Hebrew both on the page and in his performances and films. Recognized by the New York Times as one of the poets that "helped the biblical tongue evolve into a modern, living language," Avidan played in his work with lexical and syntactical innovations, neologisms, various registers of Hebrew throughout its history, and colloquial speech, which he believed deserved its place in poetry. Ever the innovator, in 1974 he even conducted a poetic dialogue with a computer. Futureman, in Tsipi Keller's virtuosic translation, introduces selections from across Avidan's groundbreaking oeuvre to English-language readers for the first time. Scholar Anat Weisman, in her illuminating introduction "David Avidan: The Sadosemantic Poet," provides the literary, social, and cultural background to Avidan's work. "
Poet, translator, painter, filmmaker, playwright, and publisherDavid Avidan (1934-1995) was born in Tel Aviv, where he lived and worked. A major force in contemporary Hebrew poetry and a leading innovator and artist, Avidan published nineteen books of poetry, as well as plays and children's books. His work has been translated into twen...
Title:FuturemanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 8.04 × 5.34 × 0.44 inPublished:September 8, 2017Publisher:Phoneme MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944700145

ISBN - 13:9781944700140