Apocalyptic Messianism and Contemporary Jewish-American by R. Barbara Gitenstein

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For T. S. E. " 11 But Plutzik writes that he and Eliot could learn to accommodate themselves to one another because they both read Dante and they both hate Chicago. Plutzik invites Eliot to join him in weeping for their joint exile, suggesting that Eliot must expiate the sin of wit: I see your words wrung out in pain, but never The true compassion for creatures with you, that Dante Knew in his nine hells. O eagle! master! The eagle's ways of pride and scorn will not save Though the voice cries loud in humility.

Sharot's analysis of apocalyptic movements describes in sociological terms as seminal the same movements I describe as seminal in other terms. David Roskies, in Against the Apocalypse, writes solely of European Jewish authors, Ashkenazim. His argument provides an interesting counterpoint to mine: attention is on writing in Yiddish or Hebrew, not in English; his argument does not emphasize apocalyptic literature. He describes a long and complex tradition of Jewish response to catastrophe, both pogrom and Holocaust.

Finally, two of the poets emphasized here (John Hollander and Jerome Rothenberg) represent important opposing forces on the contemporary poetry scene. John Hollander and Jerome Rothenberg are important in themselves and as exemplary of the formalist/academic side of poetry on the one hand and the oral/avant-garde side of poetry on the other. John Hollander, currently a Yale professor of English, winner of Poetry's Levinson award (1974), and a Guggenheim recipient, is one of the few contemporary American poets included in the 1982 Magill Critical Survey of Poetry.

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