Azoi Ṿil Ikh Faln

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Wayne State University Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 205 pages
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I want to Fall Like This showcases the inspired poetry of Rukhl Fishman (1935-1984), the youngest and only American-born Yiddish poet of the "Yung Yisroel". This group of young poets and writers from across the world settled in lsrael after World War II and used Yiddish, instead of Hebrew, to bridge gaps across time and place.
  

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Contents

Section 1
20
Section 2
22
Section 3
24
Section 4
26
Section 5
27
Section 6
28
Section 7
42
Section 8
58
Section 11
100
Section 12
104
Section 13
118
Section 14
126
Section 15
130
Section 16
158
Section 17
186
Section 18
187

Section 9
90
Section 10
92

About the author (1994)

Rukhl Fishman is the author of two volumes of verse in Yiddish, Zun iber alts (Sun Over Everything) and Derner nokhn regn (Thistles After Rain), and two bilingual selections of poems in Yiddish and Hebrew, Shamayim B'eysev/Himl tsvishn grozn (Heaven in the Grass) and Vilde tsig (Wild She-Goat). She was awarded the prestigious Manger Prize for Yiddish literature in 1978.

Seymour Levitan was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Simon Fraser University. His translations of Yiddish poems and stories are included in Voices Within the Ark, The Spice Box, Identifications, The Penguin Book of Yiddish Verse, A Treasury of Yiddish Stories, and other anthologies. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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