In her article "Greenberg's Prose and Poetry about World War I" Chanita Goodblatt analyses the literary response of Uri Zvi Greenberg to the war. His volume of poetry Krieg oyf der Erd — largely untranslated to English — can be read as part of a multicultural literary response to World War I, particularly in juxtaposition with the poems of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Goodblatt posits that a study of shared esthetic strategies and literary traditions underlines the way in which Greenberg created an "alienated wanderer" who witnesses and stands helpless in the face of the violence and destruction of battle, as well as that inflicted upon the civilian population.
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- Literature and Literary Theory