SYNOPSIS

מאמר מצורף: 
מחבר/ים: 
Yosef Oren
עמודים: 
III-XIV

SYNOPSIS

Non-forgettable Literature

Yosef Oren

Genuine patrons of culture do not expose themselves to literary works according to the chronology of their appearance, nor do they judge originality by the date upon which the work came into existence. The concept "modernism", in their minds, stands for the expectation of finding in the work varied manifestations of excellence that are not necessarily ensured in works that are newer in terms of chronology and/or calendar years. Excellence in this case, encompasses intellectual daring, emotional freshness, poetic originality, conceptual perfection and thematic relevance. Each element in this definition of the concept "modern" can stand out separately, but in combination of all, together, in one work, endows that work with the prospect of holding a lasting place within the province of culture. The subject of inquiry upon which this article focuses is three poems: one by Yaakov Fichman, one by Yaakov Steinberg and one by David Shimoni.