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Essays and peer-reviewed scholarship in Yiddish Studies, an interdisciplinary field that engages all aspects of Yiddish cultural production, especially in its relationship to other cultures and languages.

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Letters Without Addresses: Abraham Sutzkever’s Late Style

Abra­ham Sutzkev­er’s poet­ry is often read with­in the con­fines of Holo­caust lit­er­a­ture”. This essays reads a selec­tion of Sutzkever’s poet­ry against the Holo­caust, against the apoc­a­lypse, and against the hori­zons of mean­ing that the label of Holo­caust lit­er­a­ture” might impose.

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Raysn: The Belarusian Frontier of Yiddish Modernism

On the eve of World War I, poets Leyb Nay­dus, Moyshe Kul­bak, and Elkho­nen Vogler devel­oped a sen­si­tiv­i­ty to nature in an attempt to reclaim the imag­i­nary Jew­ish ter­ri­to­ries of Lite and Raysn.

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Literarishe reveransn”: Yiddish Translation as Negotiation

Radosav dis­cuss­es her expe­ri­ences as a trans­la­tor of Yid­dish poet­ry into Roman­ian and her eval­u­a­tion of cer­tain trans­la­tions from oth­er lan­guages into Roman­ian or from Roman­ian into Yid­dish. The essay out­lines a strat­e­gy of trans­la­tion-recre­ation,” in which the trans­la­tor bal­ances a sense of fideli­ty to the source text with the attempt to cre­ative­ly repro­duce its inter­nal mechanism.

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The Shtik Kabole Niger Couldn’t Digest: Poetry, Messianism, and Literatoyre in Aaron Zeitlin’s Keter

This study presents a trans­la­tion and analy­sis of Aaron Zeitlin’s (18981973) poem Keter: Frag­menten fun a rap­sodye,” pub­lished in 1923, at the height of the War­saw expres­sion­ist explo­sion of the ear­ly twenties. 

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Die Geometrie des Verzichts: Deborah Vogel's poetry, essays, and letters in a new German translation and compilation

This vol­ume, edit­ed and trans­lat­ed by Anna Maja Misi­ak, is the first edi­tion of Deb­o­ra Vogel’s work in any lan­guage to include all of her prose and poetry.

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Claudia Rosenzweig's Bovo d’Antona by Elye Bokher. A Yiddish Romance: A Critical Edition with Commentary

A review of Clau­dia Rosen­zweig’s new crit­i­cal edi­tion of the bove-bukh.

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A Poetic Paradox: Gender and Self in Anna Margolin’s Mary Cycle

Weininger ana­lyzes Anna Mar­golin’s cycle of poems enti­tled Mary,” explor­ing her use of Chris­to­log­i­cal themes and fig­ures and the expres­sion of iden­ti­ty and self-def­i­n­i­tion in the poems. 

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The Price of Remorse: Yiddish and the Work of Mourning in Jacob Steinberg’s Hebrew Poetry

Jacob Stein­berg’s poet­ry between Hebrew and Yid­dish, between mourn­ing and melancholy.

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