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By Kathryn Hellerstein

ISBN-10: 0804756228

ISBN-13: 9780804756228

In A query of Tradition, Kathryn Hellerstein explores the jobs that ladies poets performed in forming a latest Yiddish literary culture. girls who wrote in Yiddish cross mostly unrecognized open air a quickly diminishing Yiddish readership. Even within the heyday of Yiddish literature, they have been considered as marginal. yet for over 4 centuries, ladies wrote and released Yiddish poems that addressed the crises of Jewish history—from the plague to the Holocaust—as good because the demanding situations and pleasures of way of life: prayer, artwork, friendship, nature, relatives, and love. via shut readings and translations of poems of eighteen writers, Hellerstein argues for a brand new standpoint on a convention of ladies Yiddish poets. Framed by means of a attention of Ezra Korman's 1928 anthology of girls poets, Hellerstein develops a dialogue of poetry that extends from the 16th century during the 20th, from early sleek Prague and Krakow to excessive modernist Warsaw, long island, and California. The poems diversity from early traditional devotions, akin to a printer's preface and verse prayers, to experimental, transgressive lyrics that confront a contemporary ambivalence towards Judaism. In an built-in learn of literary and cultural historical past, Hellerstein exhibits the immensely vital contribution made by way of girls poets to Jewish literary tradition.

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