A. Sutzkever: Selected Poetry and Prose by A. SutzkeverA. Sutzkever: Selected Poetry and Prose by A. Sutzkever

A. Sutzkever: Selected Poetry and Prose

byA. SutzkeverTranslated byBarbara Harshav, Benjamin Harshav

Hardcover | April 16, 1991

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The work of A. Sutzkever, one of the major twentieth-century masters of verse and the last of the great Yiddish poets, is presented to the English reader in this banquet of poetry, narrative verse, and poetic fiction. Sutzkever's imposing body of work links images from Israel's present and past with the extinction of the Jews of Europe and with deeply personal reflection on human existence.

In Sutzkever's poetry the Yiddish language attains a refinement, richness of sound, and complexity of meaning unknown before. His poetry has been translated into many languages, but this is the most comprehensive presentation of his work in English. Benjamin Harshav provides a biography of the poet and a critical assessment of his writings in the context of his times. The illustrations were originally created for Sutzkever's work by such artists as Marc Chagall, Yosl Bergner, Mane-Katz, Yankl Adler, and Reuven Rubin.
A. Sutzkever was born in 1913 and spent his early years in Siberia. He grew up in Vilna, Lithuania, the Jewish cultural capital of Eastern Europe, and when the Nazi occupation caught him in the Vilna Ghetto he worked vigorously to save valuable manuscipts and cultural treasures. Joining the partisans in the forest, he was smuggled out ...
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Title:A. Sutzkever: Selected Poetry and ProseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 16, 1991Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520065395

ISBN - 13:9780520065390

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