Women Writers of Yiddish Literature: Critical Essays

Women Writers of Yiddish Literature: Critical Essays

by Rosemary Horowitz (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786468812
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rosemary Horowitz is a professor of English at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She has published extensively on Jewish topics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface by Rosemary Horowitz 1

Lost and Found: Yiddish Women Writers (Irena Klepfisz) 5

A Review of Yiddish Women Writers in English-Language Anthologies

(Rosemary Horowitz) 11

Still Waiting for Tomorrow: Lily Bes and Her Contemporaries

in the 1920s (Hinde Ena Burstin) 26

The Red Flower: Rebellion and Guilt in the Poetry of Celia

Dropkin (Sheva Zucker) 51

Borrowed Shoes: Shira Gorshman’s Politics of Literature (Faith Jones) 70

From Diamond Cutters to Dog Races: Antwerp and London

in the Work of Esther Kreitman (Dafna Clifford) 88

To Dive into the Self: The Svive of Blume Lempel (Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub) 103

“Of all the men I am the most manly”: Aspects of Gender in the

Poetry of Khane Levin (Joanna Lisek) 126

The Iron Rod of Desire: Imagism and Modernism in Anna

Margolin’s Drunk from the Bitter Truth (Paula Hayes) 157

Forgotten Playwright: Kadya Molodowsky and the Yiddish

Theater (Debra Caplan) 180

Gender and Nation in the 1945 Poems of Kadya Molodowsky

and Malka Heifetz Tussman (Kathryn Hellerstein) 195

Gendered Experience in Chava Rosenfarb’s The Tree of Life:

A Trilogy of Life in the Łódź Ghetto (Julie Spergel) 208

The Earth Hurts Me: On the Poetry of Hadasa Rubin (Magdalena Ruta) 230

Remembering Two of Montreal’s Yiddish Women Poets: Esther Segal and Ida Maza (Rebecca Margolis) 248

Rajzel Zychlinski’s Poetical Trajectories in the Shadow of the

Holocaust (Elvira Groezinger) 270

Bibliography 295

About the Contributors 308

Index 311

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