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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 52–72.
Published: 01 March 2022
... poetry age studies I grow old . . . I grow old . . . I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. —T. S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE investigates the topos of literary senescence in the early work of the American Yiddish modernist Yankev Glatshteyn...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
... fellow staunch Zionists, he argued passionately that Hebrew should be the language of the emerging national culture and that Yiddish, the language of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, should be abandoned to the Diaspora. But, strangely enough, Shlonsky's early poetry and manifestoes are infused with Yiddish...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... . Lévine Caroline . Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2015 . Liu Lydia H. “ Robinson Crusoe’s Earthenware Pot .” Critical Inquiry 25 . 4 ( 1999 ): 728 – 57 . Mann Barbara . “ Picturing Anna Margolin: Yiddish Poetry and Idolatry .” Modern...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 348–350.
Published: 01 September 2017
...- gual contact. Yiddish literature and culture as a world located in the past would become a dominant theme in later Hebrew literature, and Yeshurun was one of the leading figures who attempted to preserve it within his Hebrew poetry. His famous nostalgic view of this world is discussed...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 345–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
... – 81 . Print . Said Edward . Orientalism . New York : Vintage , 1978 . Print . Schachter Allison . Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century . New York : Oxford UP , 2012 . Print . ———. “Modernist Indexicality: The Language of Gender...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 June 2023
... . “ Nationalism and the Lyric; or, How Taras Shevchenko Speaks to Compatriots Dead, Living, and Unborn .” Slavonic and East European Review 89 , no. 1 ( 2011 ): 29 – 55 . Glaser Amelia . Songs in Dark Times: Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from Scottsboro to Palestine . Cambridge, MA : Harvard...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 345–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Français Ancien ; ATILF, 2009. httpcatalog.bfm-corpus.org/PercevalKu. Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact. By Naomi Brenner. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 320 p. God of Abraham, you who know languages, you who spoke with my mother...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 456–459.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and scribbled notes Feffer was able to communicate the fact of his imprisonment and likely execution. While Robeson protested this by singing Yiddish songs at a Leningrad concert soon after —​a jab at Stalinist orthodoxy at a moment when Yiddish periodicals, schools, and book publications were being...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 2023
... vernacular, Yiddish). The Hebrew language is therefore a gothic figure that is homeless in the world where it was revived, haunting the world to which it was repatriated. Grumberg, moreover, follows in a tradition of feminist critics who “have argued that the [gothic] labyrinth reflects a decidedly feminine...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
... and return to his national poetry. The prophetic tone is also responsible for a wave of parodies that lasted for decades, from Shlonski to Pinhas Sadeh (see Hagorni). And if we add to this the fact that Bialik’s prophetic poetry reached “the people” in the people’s language — Yiddish or Russian...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and the New Spain: Britain, Cosmopolitan Europe, and Literary History . New York : Oxford UP , 2012 . Print . Schachter Allison . Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century . New York : Oxford UP , 2011 . Print . Shaw Donald . A Companion...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... traditionally worn by Jewish men. Some also ascribe the origin of cafishio  to a modification of caftán. “Polacas” (female Poles) was a common term for Jewish prostitutes. 12 In my discussion of these texts, Yiddish words and phrases are generally spelled as they appear in the novels in question. While...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
... : Sifriyat Poalim , 1980 . Print . Schachter Allison . Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century . Oxford : Oxford UP , 2012 . Print . Schweid Eliezer . “The Rejection of the Diaspora in Zionist Thought: Two Approaches.” Journal of Israeli...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2010
... by University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 190 understanding of languages, communities, and identities. As is apparent in Brodzki’s read- ings of Cynthia Ozick’s novella “Envy; or Yiddish in America” and Philip Roth’s The Profes- sor of Desire, the trope of translator as vampire demands...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2010
... conventional Comparative Literature 62:2 © 2010 by University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 190 understanding of languages, communities, and identities. As is apparent in Brodzki’s read- ings of Cynthia Ozick’s novella “Envy; or Yiddish in America” and Philip Roth’s The Profes- sor of Desire...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
... by University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 190 understanding of languages, communities, and identities. As is apparent in Brodzki’s read- ings of Cynthia Ozick’s novella “Envy; or Yiddish in America” and Philip Roth’s The Profes- sor of Desire, the trope of translator as vampire demands...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... by University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 190 understanding of languages, communities, and identities. As is apparent in Brodzki’s read- ings of Cynthia Ozick’s novella “Envy; or Yiddish in America” and Philip Roth’s The Profes- sor of Desire, the trope of translator as vampire demands...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
... conventional Comparative Literature 62:2 © 2010 by University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 190 understanding of languages, communities, and identities. As is apparent in Brodzki’s read- ings of Cynthia Ozick’s novella “Envy; or Yiddish in America” and Philip Roth’s The Profes- sor of Desire...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 153–171.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., “pantyhose” for his teeming Old-Testamental family tree from Birobidjan, for all its limbs. Now with a sense of righteous accomplishment he will sit down to write new poems in the medieval language Yiddish and will indeed write them—a whole seven poems by lunchtime, three more in the afternoon. And they’ll...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 194–217.
Published: 01 June 2018
...); Primo Levi’s Se questo è un uomo ( If this Is a Man / Survival in Auschwitz , originally published in 1947 and translated into English in 1958 and German and French in 1961); and Elie Wiesel’s La Nuit ( Night ), the 1958 French reworking of his 1955 Yiddish memoir Un di velt hot geshvign...