The acrobat: selected poems of Celia Dropkin

Jones, Faith, Kronovet, Jennifer and Solomon, Samuel, trans. (2014) The acrobat: selected poems of Celia Dropkin. New world translation series, 3 . Tebot Bach, Huntington Beach, California. ISBN 1939678064

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Abstract

Poetry. Translated from the Yiddish by Faith Jones, Jennifer Kronovet, and Samuel Solomon. Foreword by Edward Hirsch.
Celia Dropkin (1887-1956) was a Yiddish poet. The explicitly sexual imagery and themes of Celia Dropkin's poems redefined the ways modern Yiddish poetry could depict relationships between women and men. Beautifully crafted lyrics, Dropkin's poems undo the poetic conventions implicit in their very forms and, with their anger and passion, call into question societal assumptions about love. These poems open up a woman's psyche in a voice that sounds contemporary today. Best known for her poetry, Dropkin also published short stories and was an accomplished visual artist.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Text in English and Yiddish.
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1010 Poetry
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Depositing User: Samuel Solomon
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 11:19
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 12:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56458
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