Already in the early stages of his poetic writing Amir Gilboa stood out as a poet with a unique personal style. In contrast to other young poets in the literary group to which he belonged, he was never considered an epigon or a successor to any of the great outstanding poets, despite his awareness of most of the poetic forms expressed in contemporary poetry, including the leading poetry of the Schlonsky-Alterman school. Nevertheless, in his earlier books of poetry there are indications of some kind of relationship to Altermann's poetry. A close examination of these early collections indicates that Gilboa actually refers to Alterman's poetry and its poetics, although his approach is one of confrontation. This article analyzes (a) actual ars-poetic expressions in Gilboa's poetry, which indicate that he suggested an alternative poetics to that of Alterman; (b) Altermanic motifs, such as the Journiyer and Suburb motifs, which undergo a mutation in Gilboa's poetry; and (c) the concrete textual relationship between Gilboa's and Alterman's poetry, which, though rare, extended over a long period of time, and therefore stands out. All these elements in Gilboa's works point to his constant reference to the Altermanic model, which in this case is of a confrontational character, emerging from the need to define his personal poetics and its limitations as against the dominant influence of Alterman.
|Journal||דפים למחקר בספרות|
|State||Published - 1990|