Auction 69 Part 2
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LOT 211:

"Great Horror and a Moon" – A Book of Poetry by Uri Zvi Greenberg – Tel Aviv, 1924

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Eimah Gdolah VeYare'ach [Great Horror and a Moon], by Uri Zvi Greenberg. Tel Aviv: Hedim, 5685 [1924].
Uri Zvi Greenberg's first book in Hebrew and the first that was published in Palestine. An edition of six hundred copies; with a linocut by Marek Szwarc (see item 209).
The book, composed of ten long poems, spurred heated controversy among the literary circles in Palestine and in time was considered a milestone in Hebrew poetry. In a short manifesto that was printed at the beginning of the book, Greenberg wrote: "I am not as modest as I should be. I know perfectly well what my book is and I know perfectly well that the old guard should step aside in Hebrew poetry as well. And this is the solid reply to all the abusers…" (Hebrew). In his book "An Introduction to Uri Zvi Greenberg" (Hebrew. Bialik Institute: 2002), the scholar Dan Miron wrote: "The poet created here the first modern Hebrew long poem after which there is none other, a creation that stands out in the entire view of Hebrew literature as a one-time peak… Greenberg wrote the entire book knowing clearly that he is laying the foundations for modern Hebrew literary culture…"
64 pp, 32 cm. Good condition. Foxing. Stains and blemishes to binding.

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