Yiddish Genesis (Paperback)

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"Yiddish Genesis" is a chronological gathering of personal essays, written between 1968 and 2010, which explores Fein's relationship to Yiddish and the Book of Genesis. The book may be seen as informal forays into his obsessions with this material, these obsessions going back to his childhood. Fein has entered this material as a way of enabling him to claim his obsessions, or them to claim him--not so different from the way his poetry works.

(Author's intro: ) "This book could not have been written without obsessions that go back to my childhood and that then re-emerge as findings of the adult I became. When obsessions have obtained a voice, they then can shape experience. Whatever the conceptions and chimeras that rove here, I ride them to travel more deeply into Yiddish and Genesis. I have entered and re-entered my materials as ways of enabling me to claim them, or them to claim me not so different from the way my poetry works.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938144042
ISBN-10: 193814404X
Publisher: Brickhouse Books, Inc.
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 137
Language: English