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Over the Rooftops of Time: Jewish Stories, Essays, Poems

Sklarew, Myra

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ISBN 10: 0791455769 / ISBN 13: 9780791455760
Published by State University of New York Press, Albany, 2002
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Fine in wrappers. Presentation copy warmly inscribed and signed by Sklarew and dated in the month of publication. Bookseller Inventory # b33144

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Title: Over the Rooftops of Time: Jewish Stories, ...

Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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In this collection of essays, stories, and poems, award-winning poet and fiction writer Myra Sklarew traces a journey across the latter half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Her point of view is Jewish, though her subjects include science, exile, the future, the Holocaust, the remaining Jewish community of Morocco, Yiddish poetry, the visual arts, and teaching. Many of these pieces deal with personal subjects--the search for a grandfather's birthplace, the death of a mother, the profound effect of a teacher, the struggle of a woman to embrace Judaism. Whether writing about medicine, Messiah, or the first speech of an infant, Sklarew's work finds its roots in Judaism, a Judaism fashioned in large part by the author's own hands. Ultimately, the book is about access, about following one's own curiosity despite the obstacles that might appear along the way. And it is about a kind of belief: that nothing will be wasted, that all that we can learn will have a place in our lives eventually, though we may not know its purpose at the time.

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Myra Sklarew is Professor of Literature at American University and the author of many books, including Lithuania: New and Selected Poems and The Witness Trees: Lithuania. She is the recipient of the National Jewish Book Council Award in Poetry, the Di Castagnola Award, and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.

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