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275 pages
9 x 6 inches
Hebrew Union College Press
Paperback (September 2019)
ISBN-13 9780878201730
ISBN-10 0878201734
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PDF eBook (September 2019)
ISBN-13 9780878201747
ISBN-10 0878201742
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Jewish Studies
Literary Studies
Like a Dark Rabbi
Modern Poetry and the Jewish Literary Imagination
by Norman Finkelstein
Wallace Stevens' "dark rabbi," from his poem "Le Monocle de Mon Oncle," provides a title for this collection of essays on the "lordly study" of modern Jewish poetry in English. Including chapters on such show more
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1. Introduction: Two Shapiros: Thoughts On Poetry and Secular Jewish Culture
2. Ghosts of Yiddish; or, Postvernacularity in Jewish American Poetry
3. Charles Reznikoff: Modernism, Diaspora, and the Problem of Jewish Identity

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"Dark Rabbi's richness is the way it contains this multi-dimensional, contradictory, sacred and profane, but always throbbingly alive poetics. It might be likened to a mysterious broad river never show more
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