by Hannah S. Pressman

Savoring Words about Words

Language as intoxicant, and as home

Some of the very best writing can be about writing itself. Take, for example, the new anthology Hebrew Writers on Writing (Trinity University Press, $24.95), edited by Peter Cole, noted poet, translator, and MacArthur Foundation Fellow. The pieces assembled here, translated by Cole and several others, enable the English-reading audience to make the acquaintance of both prominent and lesser-known Hebrew writers.

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