The Eleventh Lost Tribe: Poems of the Holocaust

The Eleventh Lost Tribe: Poems of the Holocaust

by Louis Daniel Brodsky

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The Eleventh Lost Tribe, Brodsky’s fourth book of poems devoted to the Holocaust, asks the reader to confront the dispossessed lives of ghetto dwellers, death-camp survivors, Jews prescient or desperate enough to have fled Europe prior to being captured and slaughtered, and, finally, children of the Shoah’s refugees or orphans of those who perished in it. Exposing the gritty existence of characters Brodsky has resurrected from his imagination, the book’s four sections implore the reader to follow on a quest not so much for historical fact as emotional truth, in search of a better understanding of our incredulity and outrage over the Holocaust.

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ISBN-13: 9781568092256
Publisher: Time Being Books
Publication date: 05/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 105
File size: 2 MB

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Albert Goldbarth

Once again, Louis Daniel Brodsky has seized upon one of the twentieth century’s most pressing topics – holocaust and its aftermath – and labored to find fitting voices for "thousands / Led to Zyklon B gassing showers / Or to Topf and Sons ovens." This is a book of "horrific nightmares," but Brodsky won’t turn his face away, and asks us to look long and hard, alongside him. (Albert Goldbarth, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for the poetry collection Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology)

Alan Berger

The Eleventh Lost Tribe is a thoughtful mediation on the post-Auschwitz human condition. The collection sensitively explores the limits of language and the enormity of loss for the generations who come after the Holocaust. The Shoah is history, but as Louis Daniel Brodsky’s gifted poetry shows, the event continues to live in the lives of succeeding generations. (Alan L. Berger, Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies and Director of Judaic Studies, Florida Atlantic University)

Roger Kamenetz

It's as though the Holocaust still lives within him, within these angry, defiant poems, not as a subject to write about, but bone of his bone, nerve of his nerve. (Roger Kamenetz, author of The Missing Jew and The Jew in the Lotus)

Rabbi Robert Sternberg

The Eleventh Lost Tribe is one of those collections that can touch the heart and, at the same time, serve as a inspiration to have faith in human potential. (Rabbi Robert Sternberg, former director of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, St. Louis)

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