On a Hidden Light: A Reading of an Unfamiliar Poem by Dan Pagis

Authors

  • Idit Einat-Nov

Keywords:

the speaker (“I”), life, death, holocaust, paradox, absurd, Pagis

Abstract

This article discusses an unfamiliar poem by Dan Pagis—an untitled work whose opening line is “Gavoha, me'ever la-za'am (“High, beyond the fury”)—which was published recently on two different platforms, printed with a different structure in each case. The article presents the manuscript of the poem and on the basis of it proposes a third structural version of the poem and a close reading of it, in light of the critical discourse regarding the status of the speaker (“I”) in Pagis’ poetry and in relation to parallels in his poetic oeuvre.

Published

20-06-2024

How to Cite

Einat-Nov, I. (2024). On a Hidden Light: A Reading of an Unfamiliar Poem by Dan Pagis. Criticism & Interpretation, 48, 16. Retrieved from https://biupress.org/index.php/bikoret/article/view/121