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Abraham Sutzkever is the greatest modern Yiddish poet, celebrated
internationally for his lyric genius and honored with many awards, both in Israel and abroad.
The Fiddle Rose, which appeared m Yiddish in 1974, is one of Sutzkever's major poetic achievements. Its overarching metaphor is the fiddle, symbolizing the poet and the music of poetry struggling to survive death, the Holocaust, and the pain and tragedy of the modern world. The book's astounding images are echoed in the surrealistic illustrations by Sutzkever's old friend Marc Chagall.
Sometimes profound and difficult, sometimes immediate and personal,
the poems form a portrait of man whose stature will be assured for
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The Fiddle Rose, which appeared m Yiddish in 1974, is one of Sutzkever's major poetic achievements.About the Author:
Abraham Sutzkever was born in Poland. At the outbreak of World War I,
his family fled to Siberia. In 1922, shortly after the death of his father, the family returned to Poland. When the Germans liquidated the ghetto at Wilna, Sutzkever joined a partisan unit and was flown to Moscow. He returned to Poland only to leave again in 1947 to arrive in Tel Aviv on the eve of the creation of the State of Israel. Abraham Sutzkever has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and is presently chief editor of the Yiddish quarterly Di Goldene Keyt.
Ruth Whitman was especially commissioned by Abraham Sutzlkever
to translate The Fiddle Rose. The author of six books of her own poetry, she is a pioneer in the field of translating modern Yiddish poetry. Currently Ruth Whitman is a lecturer in poetry at the Radcliffe Seminars and visiting professor of poetry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Book Description Wayne State University Press, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # P110814320023
Book Description Wayne State University Press, 1990. Condition: New. Marc Chagall (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0814320023