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By Itzik Manger,David G. Roskies,Leonard Wolf

In the years among 1929 and 1939, whilst Itzik Manger wrote lots of the poetry and fiction that made him recognized, his identify between Yiddish readers used to be a loved ones observe. referred to as the Shelley of Yiddish, he was once characterised as being “drunk with talent.” This book—the first full-length anthology of Manger’s work—displays the total diversity of his genius in poetry, fiction, and criticism.

 

The publication starts with an intensive old, biographical, and literary serious creation to Manger’s paintings. There are then excerpts from a unique, The booklet of Paradise, 3 brief tales, autobiographical essays, severe essays, and eventually, Manger’s marvelous poetry—ballads, Bible poems, own lyrics, and the Megilla Songs. those works, that have the patina of myths received a while in the past, additionally supply sleek mental perception and irrepressible humor. With Manger, we take the plunge into the Jewish 20th century, as he recreates the previous in all its layered expressiveness and translates it with modernist sensibilities.

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