Holocaust Poetry

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Macmillan, 1995 - Poetry - 234 pages
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The only known collection of its kind currently in print, this important volume includes the work of 59 poets--among them Auden, Brecht, Celan, Jarrell, Levi, Milosz, Plath, Sexton, Spender, Wiesel, and Yevtushenko--writing on a range of subjects that are indelibly linked with the Holocaust. Collecting 119 poems in all, Holocaust Poetry commemorates the sanctity of those who died--both Jews and non-Jews--as a result of this unimaginably horrible crime.

Yet Schiff's anthology is also a solemn affirmation of humanity's survival, for it pays homage to the past while also attesting to the often brutal struggles that we as a species still face in this world, day in and day out. Also preserved here are poems written by those who themselves perished in the Shoah, the final testaments and eternal lessons of unknown soldiers, unheralded heroes, unsilenced voices.

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User Review  - SoulFlower1981 - LibraryThing

I knew going into this particular collection that I would find it an unpleasant experience, which is largely why this didn't get one star. I am not a fan of poetry of any sort. I don't get the deeper ... Read full review

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User Review  - scootorian - LibraryThing

Schiff's editorial choices for "Holocaust Poetry" are excellent. This work paired with "Imagining the Holocaust" provide a foundation for reflection and research on the Holocaust. My personal library ... Read full review

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Hilda Schiff is a renowned translator, author, anthologist, poet, and scholar. An annual Hilda Schiff Prize in Holocaust Studies is awarded by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Oxford University.

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