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The Resource A question of tradition : women poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987, Kathryn Hellerstein

A question of tradition : women poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987, Kathryn Hellerstein

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A question of tradition : women poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987
Title
A question of tradition
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women poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987
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Kathryn Hellerstein
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Women poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987
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eng
Summary
In A Question of Tradition, Kathryn Hellerstein explores the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literary tradition. Women who wrote in Yiddish go largely unrecognized outside a rapidly diminishing Yiddish readership. Even in the heyday of Yiddish literature, they were regarded as marginal. But for over four centuries, women wrote and published Yiddish poems that addressed the crises of Jewish history--from the plague to the Holocaust--as well as the challenges and pleasures of daily life: prayer, art, friendship, nature, family, and love. Through close readings and translations of poems of eighteen writers, Hellerstein argues for a new perspective on a tradition of women Yiddish poets. Framed by a consideration of Ezra Korman's 1928 anthology of women poets, Hellerstein develops a discussion of poetry that extends from the sixteenth century through the twentieth, from early modern Prague and Krakow to high modernist Warsaw, New York, and California. The poems range from early conventional devotions, such as a printer's preface and verse prayers, to experimental, transgressive lyrics that confront a modern ambivalence toward Judaism. In an integrated study of literary and cultural history, Hellerstein shows the immensely important contribution made by women poets to Jewish literary tradition.--Publisher website
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Hellerstein, Kathryn
Dewey number
839/.114099287
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ5122
LC item number
.H45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000133019
Series statement
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
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  • Yiddish poetry
  • Jewish poetry
  • Authors, Yiddish
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Jiddisch
  • Litteratur på jiddisch
  • Poesi
  • Judiska kvinnor
  • Kvinnliga poeter
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A question of tradition : women poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987, Kathryn Hellerstein
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-486), appendix of bibliographical essays, and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The idea of a literary tradition -- Old poems in a modern anthology -- Revolution, prayers, and sisterhood in interwar Poland -- The folk and the book : Miriam Ulinover and Roza Yakubovitsh -- The art of sex : Celia Dropkin and Anna Margolin -- Prayer-poems against history : Kadya Molodowsky and Malka Heifetz Tussman
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843858346
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 496 pages
Isbn
9780804756228
Lccn
2014007330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)843858346
Label
A question of tradition : women poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987, Kathryn Hellerstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-486), appendix of bibliographical essays, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of a literary tradition -- Old poems in a modern anthology -- Revolution, prayers, and sisterhood in interwar Poland -- The folk and the book : Miriam Ulinover and Roza Yakubovitsh -- The art of sex : Celia Dropkin and Anna Margolin -- Prayer-poems against history : Kadya Molodowsky and Malka Heifetz Tussman
Control code
843858346
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 496 pages
Isbn
9780804756228
Lccn
2014007330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)843858346

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