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Conclusion

Kathryn Hellerstein

in A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The book concludes with brief excerpts and analyses of the poems that Yiddish women poets wrote to and for each other. An appendix and six bibliographic essays follow this conclusion. The appendix ... More


A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Kathryn Hellerstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book is about tradition. But even more than tradition itself, it is about the questions surrounding tradition. The tradition central to this book is that of Yiddish poetry written by women and ... More


Introduction

Kathryn Hellerstein

in A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The premise of Ezra Korman’s anthology of Yiddish women poets is discussed at length in the Introduction, and an overview of the rest of the book and its themes are sketched out. Particularly this ... More


The Idea of a Literary Tradition

Kathryn Hellerstein

in A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The opening chapter argues for the centrality of women in the articulation of a modern literary tradition of Yiddish writing by American Yiddish poets and critics in the first part of the twentieth ... More


Old Poems in a Modern Anthology

Kathryn Hellerstein

in A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 2 picks up on the assumption initiated by Moyshe Bassin and developed by Ezra Korman that the modern idea of a Yiddish literary tradition requires an acknowledgment of premodern textual ... More


Revolution, Prayers, and Sisterhood in Interwar Poland

Kathryn Hellerstein

in A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The discussion in this chapter turns to a consideration of four women poets in Poland in the decade after World War I whose poetry expressly rejected the tenets of Jewish tradition and asserted the ... More


The Folk and the Book: Miriam Ulinover and Roza Yakubovitsh

Kathryn Hellerstein

in A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 4 examines two women who appropriated the devotional mode and its traditional texts for women for modern and modernist poetry in Poland in the early 1920s. Ulinover’s deliberately archaic ... More


The Art of Sex: Celia Dropkin and Anna Margolin

Kathryn Hellerstein

in A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on two poets whose work linked sexuality with poetic creativity. This chapter moves from Europe to America to consider women poets identified with modernist movements in New ... More


Prayer-Poems against History: Kadya Molodowsky and Malka Heifetz Tussman

Kathryn Hellerstein

in A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 6 considers the post-Holocaust work of two prolific poets in America. Molodowsky and Tussman shared an approach to writing secular poetry that engaged the question of prayer through a ... More


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