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The Fall of a SparrowThe Life and Times of Abba Kovner$
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Dina Porat

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762489

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.001.0001

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“One Should Not Summarize, for God's Sake, Not Summarize!”

(p.324) Eighteen Finis
The Fall of a Sparrow
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This chapter reviews Kovner's many accomplishments. He was a poet, an intellectual, and a visionary with a rare sense of public and moral responsibility. Kovner had a long list of prizes and honors for his literary and other works, and frequently appeared in, and was quoted by, the media. He traveled abroad extensively, from Canada to Australia to South America, and particularly to Europe and the United States, to lecture, read from his works, raise funds, and meet figures whose opinions he was interested in hearing. The list of public functions Kovner performed and of the committees he was requested to serve on is endless. There is a long series of drawings and photographs of his expressive countenance, and four streets were named after him when he passed away.

Keywords:   Abba Kovner, Jews, poets, intellectuals

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