Yehuda Amichai 1924–
German-born Israeli poet, novelist, and dramatist.
Amichai writes of love, death, and war, within the context of the Jewish experience. M. L. Rosenthal calls him "Israel's best-known living poet." His deceptively simple diction, a blend of classical and contemporary Hebrew, reveals a haunting sense of dislocation. Although he is known as the author of the novel, Not of This Time, Not of This Place, several volumes of his poetry have also recently been translated.
(See also CLC, Vol. 9, and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 85-88.)