Songs to a Moonstruck Lady: Women in Yiddish Poetry

Songs to a Moonstruck Lady: Women in Yiddish Poetry

by Barnett Zumoff
     
 

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Poetry. Jewish Studies. Yiddish poetry constitutes one of the great cannons of world literature, but has largely been lost to the general reading public because of the linguistic barrier. In this volume, Barnett Zumoff addresses this breach by creating and presenting masterly translations of 85Yiddish poems by women poets and 60 Yiddish poems about women by male

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Poetry. Jewish Studies. Yiddish poetry constitutes one of the great cannons of world literature, but has largely been lost to the general reading public because of the linguistic barrier. In this volume, Barnett Zumoff addresses this breach by creating and presenting masterly translations of 85Yiddish poems by women poets and 60 Yiddish poems about women by male poets. This collection will awe and delight both new and experienced readers of this magnificent slice of world literature.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
David Weintraub viii Preface
Barnett Zumoff ix Translator? Preface
Emanuel Goldsmith xii Introduction
ABOUT MOTHER
Soreh Birnbaum 2 On The Doorsteps Mothers Weep
Tsilye Dropkin 4 My Mother
Khayim Grade 6 My Mother
Malka Heifetz-Tussman 8 How Did You Get So Smart, Mama
Kehos Kliger 10 Your Mother
Mani Leyb 12 My Mother
Peretz Miransky 14 My Mother? Secret
18 My Mother
Yosl Mlotek 20 My Mother? Lament
Yoysef Rolnik 24 My Mother
Shloyme Shmulewitz 26 A Letter To Your Mother
Masha Shtuker-Paiuk 30 I? Becoming My Mother
Esther Shumiatsher 32 Of Course My Mother
Rajzel Zychlinsky 34 When A Mother Dies
34 My Mother? Shoes
34 My Mother And The Oven
ART AND ARTISTS
Shoshana Balaban-Wolkowitz 38 War Of Words
Rivka Basman Ben-Haim 40 Pentimento
40 Portrait
42 The Model
44 To A Woman Painter
44 A Bit Of Green
Tsilye Dropkin 46 To A Young Poetess
Yisroel Emyot 48 A Lady Violinist
Yankev Glatshteyn 50 Notes
Eliezer Greenberg 52 Musical Caprice
Rokhl Korn 54 Tonight I Felt
56 On The Other Side Of The Poem
BIBLICAL THEMES
Yankev Adler 60 Leah
Aaron Glants-Leyeles 64 The Madonna In The Subway
Yankev Glatshteyn 68 Abishag
Itsik Manger 72 Rachel Goes To The Well For Water
76 The Ancient Witch Of Endor
80 Abishag Writes A Letter Home
82 Eve And The Apple Tree
CHILDREN
Benyomen Yankev Bialostotski 88 Elegy On The Death Of A Young Girl
Shoshana Chenstokhovsky 90 Mischief-Making Boys
Tsilye Dropkin 92 I?l Run Away
Rivka Galin 94 My Little Girl
Kehos Kliger 96 Outgrowing My Dresses
Berta Kling 98 When The Day Begins
Leah Kopilowicz-Hoffman 100 The Little Girl
Zisho Landoy 102 Girlish Songs
Kadya Molodowsky 104 A Dark Cloth Coat
Melekh Ravitsh 110 My Daughter Of Sixteen Years
Yitskhok Yankev Segal 112 What Shall I Bring You
Yehoyesh 114 Folk-Motif
116 A Kiss For Mother
HOLOCAUST FIGURES
Avrom Sutzkever 120 A Time For Dreams
122 Golda
126 The Teacher Mira
NATURE
Tsilye Dropkin 132 Spring
Rokhl Fishman 134 The Sun And I
134 Surround Me With Sea
Pessi Hirschfeld-Pomerantz 136 To The Sun
Ana Margolin 138 Mother Earth
138 The Golden Peacock
Kadia Molodowsky 140 The Bird Of Paradise
Dora Teitelboim 142 They?e Threshing Rye
Rashel Veprinski 144 Snow
Rajzel Zychlinsky 146 The Grass Is Tired In September
146 Around The Lake
148 The Wind Gave Birth To Me
POETIC MUSINGS
A. Almi 152 The Lady In Mourning
Benyomen Yankev Bialostotski 154 Ballad Of Three Women Near The East River
Gella Schweid Fishman 156 At Night
158 My Pa
Yankev Glatshteyn 162 Three Young Girls
166 My Song To A Sorrowful Maiden
Beyle Gottesman-Schaechter 168 Leytsie
170 By The Elevated Train
Khayim Grade 172 The Widow
Moyshe-Leyb Halpern 174 Women
176 In A Speakeasy?he Flower-Girl
180 In The Streets Of The City
Rokhl Korn 182 Morning In The Village
Moyshe Kulbak 184 My Sweet Grandma
Zisho Landoy 186 To A Lady In A Big Hat
Avrom Liessin 188 The Shopgirl
Avrom Raisen 190 To A Woman Socialist
190 A Young Woman With Gray Hair
192 Just Plain Jewish Girls
Yoysef Rolnik 194 From Our Love No Offspring Remains
Fradl Shtok 196 On The Ocean Sh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894770279
Publisher:
T S A R Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.22(d)

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Barnett Zumoff is Professor of Medicine in Albert Einstein College of Medicine and in Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and is Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. He is fluently bilingual in Yiddish and English and is currently President of the Congress for Jewish Culture, and the Forward Association. He has published eight volumes of poetry, in addition to individual translations published in journals. He has a volume of translation of poetry by Peretz Miranski in press and has completed a translation of Emanuel Goldsmith's Anthology Of Yiddish Poetry In America, 1870-2000; Volume 1.

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