Jerusalem : Devir. 1923. Item #24508
(FT) Large 8vo. 235 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Poetry, Hebrew. "Born in Pinsk, [Karni's (1884-1949) ] first Hebrew poem was printed in Ha-'efirah when he was 12. In 1921 he settled in Palestine and from 1923 until his death was on the editorial board of the daily Haaretz. Karni's early poetry, influenced by Bialik and Tchernichowsky, was individualistic, romantic, and abstract. His settling in Palestine brought about a radical change in his creative spirit. He was one of the first Hebrew poets who abandoned the Ashkenazi accentuation and shifted to the new Sephardi accent thus bringing his diction closer to rhythms of spoken Hebrew. His poetry became more concrete, reflecting the new landscape and his personal struggle for identity against the backdrop of the complex political, cultural, and economic issues which agitated the small Jewish community of mandatory Palestine. " (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Covers worn at corners, pages starting to tan, good condition. (HebLit-5-3).