The author of 15 volumes, Ruebner, who was awarded the Israel Prize in 2008, is a phenomenon: a poet in the Hebrew language for whom Hebrew is a second language….“Hebrew, My Love,” funny and wryly sardonic in its intimacy, is about this pilgrimage from language to language. The poet addresses his adopted language as a lover with whom there have been quarrels. The issues may be minor, but Ruebner wrestles with them wholeheartedly, the way he wrestles with everything.
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