Aharon Shabtai’s J’Accuse, a slim volume in the prophetic vein, packs a terrific wallop. … Shabtai has the red coal on his tongue.

The New York Times Book Review

Explosive poems by an Israeli accusing his country of crimes against humanity.

J’accuse

Poetry by Aharon Shabtai

Translated by Peter Cole

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Paperback (published April 1, 2003)

ISBN
9780811215398
Price US
14.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
80

Aharon Shabtai

Contemporary Israeli poet and translator

Aharon Shabtai’s J’Accuse, a slim volume in the prophetic vein, packs a terrific wallop. … Shabtai has the red coal on his tongue.

The New York Times Book Review

There is no one like Shabtai: an erudite classicist who writes poems of voltaic frankness and political rage. These lyrics of a patriot betrayed by his government are both timely and timeless. Written for the newspapers, they will endure long after their referents are forgotten. But we are marooned in the present, and J’Accuseis the one new book of poetry that should be read right now.

—Eliot Weinberger

Shabtai is one of the most exciting poets writing anywhere.

—C.K. Williams