Synopses & Reviews
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.
Yiddish poetry constitutes one of the great canons of world literature, in which women play a major role. Unfortunately, Yiddish poetry in all of its range and brilliance is largely lost to the general reading public because of the language barrier. In this bilingual volume Barnett Zumoff has created and presented masterly translations of Yiddish poems by the best of the women poets and Yiddish poems about women by a broad range of the great male poets. Readers of this voume will obtain a striking picture of a magnificent slice of world literature and experience the emotional impact of great poetry.