Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jeffrey Einboden

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748645640

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645640.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 31 May 2020

The New Bible In Hebrew: Whitman and Simon Halkin

The New Bible In Hebrew: Whitman and Simon Halkin

Chapter:
(p.124) (p.125) Chapter 5 The New Bible In Hebrew: Whitman and Simon Halkin
Source:
Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages
Author(s):

Jeffrey Einboden

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645640.003.0006

The first of twin treatments of Whitman’s Middle Eastern afterlives, Chapter 5 addresses Leaves of Grass in Hebrew, reading Simon Halkin’s influential translation, his 1952 ‘Alē ‘Ēsev. Poised between antique biblical idioms and contemporary Israeli expression, Halkin’s rendition amplifies tensions original to Whitman’s own verse, replicating his fusion of psalmic form and modernist content. Reaching back to biblical precedents even while promoting experimental innovations, Chapter 5 explores Halkin’s complex attraction to Whitman’s poetic and political ‘pioneering’, rendering a Hebrew Leaves during this crucial period of personal and national self-definition.

Keywords:   Walt Whitman, Simon Halkin, Leaves of Grass, Hebrew

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.