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With Rake in Hand: Memoirs of a Yiddish Poet
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With Rake in Hand: Memoirs of a Yiddish Poet (Paperback)

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Joseph Rolnik is widely considered one of the most prominent of the New York Yiddish poets associated with Di Yunge, an avant-garde literary group that formed in the early twentieth century. In his moving and evocative memoir, Rolnik recalls his childhood growing up in a small town in Belarus and his exhilarating yet arduous experiences as an impoverished Yiddish poet living in New York. Working in garment factories by day and writing poetry by night, he became one of the most published and influential writers of the Yiddish literary scene. Unfolding in a series of brief sketches, poems, and vignettes rather than consistent narrative, Rolnik's memoir is imbued with the poet's rich, sensuous language, which vividly describes the sounds and images of his life. Marcus's elegant translation, along with his introduction situating Rolnik's poetry in its literary historical context, gives readers a fascinating account of this underappreciated literary treasure.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryBiographyMemoirsEducationEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsJewish studies Publisher: Syracuse University Press Publication Date: 30/10/2016 ISBN-13: 9780815634782  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joseph Rolnik's (1879-1955) poetry was published in newspapers, journals, and several poetry collections.Gerald Marcus is a painter and printmaker who grew up surrounded by Yiddish-speaking relatives and friends. He is the translator of From Our Springtime: Literary Memoirs and Portraits of Yiddish New York by Reuben Iceland.

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