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America in Yiddish Poetry

Vehiel B. Cooperman

America in Yiddish Poetry

An Anthology

by Vehiel B. Cooperman

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Published by Exposition Pr of Florida .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poetry

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    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11130734M
    ISBN 100682468797
    ISBN 109780682468794

    Originally published in , An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry was the first bilingual anthology to feature the rich, spirited, and passionate Yiddish poetry of the twentieth century. Nearly thirty years after the original publication, the interest in Yiddish studies continues to grow, making this definitive collection all the more.   For Yiddish enthusiasts and novices alike, How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish offers a smorgasbord of essays, poems, cartoons, and other dispatches from Yiddish America. It’s a love letter to an indelible culture and a remarkable testament to how Yiddish has inflected popular culture, politics, food, literature, and much Author: Christine Pardue.

    "Readers who think that Yiddish literature in America began and ended with Nobel-prizewinner Isaac Bashevis Singer will find a new book from Stanford University Press to be a revelation. American Yiddish Poetry: a Bilingual Anthologyby Benjamin Harshav and Barbara Harshav is a virtuoso production, pages of essays, original texts, and deft.   TB in North America and Europe was eliminated by antibiotics in the s — but the book warns us it is coming back with resistant strains. AFTER SETTING THE SCENE, Gilman gives us one chapter each about three remarkable Yiddish poets, all born in Eastern Europe, who came to North America and found themselves in sanitoria.

    Proletpen: America's Rebel Yiddish Poets Amelia Glaser, David Weintraub, Dana Craft, Dovid Katz This unique anthology translates for the first time a little-known body of Yiddish poetry by American Yiddish proletarian writers who identified politically and poetically with the American Left from the s to the early s. His latest book, coedited with Josh Lambert, academic director of the Yiddish Book Center, gathers the writings of figures including Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley, Cynthia Ozick, Michael Chabon, Art Spiegelman, and others for an illuminating look at the role Yiddish has played in the Americas.


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America in Yiddish Poetry by Vehiel B. Cooperman Download PDF EPUB FB2

The range of American Yiddish Poetry runs the gamut from individualistic verse of alienation in the modern metropolis, responses to Western culture and ideologies, and experiments with poetic form and the resources of the Yiddish language, to the vitriolic associative chains of a politically engaged anarchist existentialist; from hymns to urban Cited by: Overview “It is a paradox that poetry rather than prose fiction is the prime achievement of Yiddish literature in America, while poetry in English by American Jews has not matched the prose achievements of Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick, Harold Brodkey and so many others” (Bloom ).

Provides information on the Yiddish language and literature, describes poetic forms, and gathers poems in Yiddish and English by seven of the best Jewish American poets Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review. Stavans and Yiddish Book Center academic director Lambert have assembled an impressive collection of essays, fiction, drama, memoir, poetry, cartoons, and interviews, all showing how 'Yiddish is so deeply woven into the fabric of the United States that it can sometimes be difficult America in Yiddish Poetry book recognize how much it has transformed the world we live in 5/5(4).

essentially, I want to talk about the book American Yiddish Poetry, this big anthology that we published inwhich seems like a long time ago.

First, I would like to discuss the -- how the anthology came into being and was produced. There was a character in Tel Aviv who loved. The Yiddish saying states: Der mentsh trakht un got lakht.

Man plans and God laughs. How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish illustrates how those plans are full of zest, dignity, and tremendous humanity. Most of all, the book shows us that Yiddish, far from being an endangered language, is more vibrant than ever.

Yiddish literature began with translations of and commentary on religious texts. (See article on the Yiddish language for a full description of these texts.) The most important writer of old Yiddish literature was Elijah Levita (known as Elye Bokher) who translated and adapted the chivalric romance of Bevis of Hampton, via its Italian version, Buovo d’Antona.

Praise for How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish “A wide-ranging, eclectic anthology of work by Yiddish writers. Stavans and Yiddish Book Center academic director Lambert have assembled an impressive collection of essays, fiction, drama, memoir, poetry, cartoons, and interviews, all showing how ‘Yiddish is so deeply woven into the fabric of.

Genre/Form: Poetry Translations: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cooperman, Jehiel B. America in Yiddish poetry. New York: Exposition Press, []. American Yiddish Poetry: a Bilingual Anthology by Benjamin Harshav and Barbara Harshav is a virtuoso production, pages of essays, original texts, and deft translations of seven worthy, yet often overlooked, early 20th century poets like A.

Leyeles and Jacob Glatshteyn." —Commentary. Readers who think that Yiddish literature in America began and ended with Nobel-prizewinner Isaac Bashevis Singer will find a new book from Stanford University Press to be a revelation.

American Yiddish Poetry: a Bilingual Anthology by Benjamin Harshav and Barbara Harshav is a virtuoso production, pages of essays, original texts, and deft translations of. Yiddish Poetry in America.

Hemshekh: Antologie Fun Amerikaner-Yiddisher Dikhtung. (“Continuity: Anthology of American Yiddish Poetry.”) by Moshe Starkman. New York, “Hemshekh,” pp. $3, The most comprehensive anthology of modem Yiddish poetry we possess is, curiously enough, available only in English.

"A wide-ranging, eclectic anthology of work by Yiddish writers. Stavans and Yiddish Book Center academic director Lambert have assembled an impressive collection of essays, fiction, drama, memoir, poetry, cartoons, and interviews, all showing how 'Yiddish is so deeply woven into the fabric of the United States that it can sometimes be difficult to recognize how much it has Released on: Janu "A wide-ranging, eclectic anthology of work by Yiddish writers.

Stavans and Yiddish Book Center academic director Lambert have assembled an impressive collection of essays, fiction, drama, memoir, poetry, cartoons, and interviews, all showing how 'Yiddish is so deeply woven into the fabric of the United States that it can sometimes be difficult to recognize how much it has.

Yet the Black image does not function as a "trope" in Yiddish poetry, the way it does in poems by other (white) poets writing in the U.S.

at about the same time In his book Reading Race, White American Poets and the Racial Discourse in the Twentieth Century, Aldon Nielsen is overtly critical of white modernist writers' use of exotic and. The scholar also manages In Geveb, a Yiddish scholarly journal, while working on translating Yiddish poetry and writing a book.

Clarke’s. "Readers who think that Yiddish literature in America began and ended with Nobel-prizewinner Isaac Bashevis Singer will find a new book from Stanford University Press to be a revelation.

American Yiddish Poetry: a Bilingual Anthology by Benjamin Harshav and Barbara Harshav is a virtuoso production, pages of essays, original texts, and deft /5(11). Alter Esselin, (originally Orkeh Serebrenik) was a Russian-born American poet who wrote in the Yiddish was born in Chernigov, in the Chernigov Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine) on Apand died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Novem In fifty years of his life, he wrote and had published several hundred poems in such Children: Joseph, Jacob.

"Readers who think that Yiddish literature in America began and ended with Nobel-prizewinner Isaac Bashevis Singer will find a new book from Stanford University Press to be a revelation.

How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish is an anthology of over a hundred and twenty-five essays, fiction, drama, memoir, poetry, cartoons, and interviews collected and edited by Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert.

This collection is a wide-ranging, eclectic anthology of work by Yiddish writers and artists/5. Contents Preface A Note on Transcription and Spelling AMERICAN YIDDISH POETRY AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction: American Poetry in Yiddish An Expedition to the Rivers of Manhattan 3 A Different Anthology, 5 Archaeology of a Culture, 7 Background: Yiddish Language and Literature 10 The Historical Context, 18 The Modem Literary Renaissance, 21 The .Individuality is as rare in Yiddish poetry as in Yiddish fiction until the emergence of Edelshtat, Rosenfeld, the later Yehoash and the Yunge in America.

In American Yiddish literature, the modern Jewish individual qua individual and qua Jew comes into his own. "The function of literature, through all its mutations," writes Lionel Trilling.Yiddish literature - Yiddish literature - Writers in New York: Several waves of immigration, starting inbrought writers and readers to the United States.

The earliest important group has been called the Sweatshop Poets, because they responded to the plight of working people. Their poetry represented a range of socialist and revolutionary ideas.