Looking Back, Going Forward: New and Selected Poems (Paperback)

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The work of poet and novelist Herman Taube reveals the inner world of a tormented yet loving soul, a world of deep richness and passion. Looking Back, Going Forward includes recent English translations of poems Taube originally wrote in Polish and Yiddish about his World War II experiences in Poland, Siberia, Uzbekistan, Russia, and Pomerania. It also includes poems dealing with emigration to the United States in 1947, his continuing work as a journalist, and a life that has been dedicated to service in Jewish communities and his expanding family.

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About the Author

Herman Taube is the author of twenty books of poetry and fiction, among them Between the Shadows: New and Selected Works; Autumn Travels; Devious Paths (essays on Yiddish writers, stories, and poems); and two recent novels, Kyzyl Kishlak/Refugee Village and My Baltimore Landsmen.

Praise For…

"I live on a reserve of burdensome memories amassed in dark times. They are the power that excites, provokes, and stimulates my actions."—Herman Taube

Product Details
ISBN: 9781928755036
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: July 26th, 2002
Pages: 256