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With Everything We've Got: A Personal Anthology of Yiddish Poetry
Poetry. Jewish Studies. Edited and translated by Richard J. Fein. In WITH EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT, Richard J. Fein introduces English-speaking audiences to some of the most poignant and passionate voices of the twentieth century. This outstanding collection features the work of fifteen acclaimed Yiddish poets, and includes the translator's own poetic responses to their verse, ...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published May 15th 2009 by Host Publications
(first published February 2nd 2009)
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This is not helping my Philosemiticism! Fein has chosen and translated his favorite Yiddish poems and supplied his own poems inspired by those poems, and what a powerful anthology he has created. There is intensity, love, intense love, caressing and flogging of tradition, something I dream that my own people would do one day with, say, Ottoman or even Bosnian (into English).