Menke, the Complete Yiddish Poems of Menke Katz

Menke, the Complete Yiddish Poems of Menke Katz

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by Menke Katz
     
 

As the only Yiddish poet to become a major poet in English as well, Katz (1906-1991) was a stylistic innovator and controversial figure as noted in the substantial introduction. In this first translation into English of the complete works of a major Yiddish poet, poems such as "Burning Village" (1938) and "Safad" (1979) blend New York or European shtetl life with… See more details below

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As the only Yiddish poet to become a major poet in English as well, Katz (1906-1991) was a stylistic innovator and controversial figure as noted in the substantial introduction. In this first translation into English of the complete works of a major Yiddish poet, poems such as "Burning Village" (1938) and "Safad" (1979) blend New York or European shtetl life with Jewish mysticism. Images include illustrations from the original edition of Midday (1954), photos of Katz's family and peers, and a map of Menke's world. The Harshav's (Benjamin is at Yale U.) are renowned for their translations of Yiddish poetry. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9781882986217
Publisher:
Smith, The
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
914
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.50(d)

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