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A Captive of the Dawn
The Life and Work of Peretz Markish (1895-1952)

ISBN 9780367602031
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

In this book, the authors explore Peretz Markish's entire career from his famous early modernist poetry to his post-war Yiddish literature that responded to Nazi and Soviet state-sponsored violence, and everything in between.

Table of Contents

An Introduction: My Name is Now: Peretz Markish and the Literature of Revolution 1. Jewish Radicalism: Hebrew in Peretz Markish's Early Poetry 2. The Lighter Side of Babel: Peretz Markish's Urban Poetics 3. A Shout from Somewhere': The Early Work of Peretz Markish 4. The Language of Dispersion and Confusion: Peretz Markish's Manifestos from the Khalyastre Period 5. Peretz Markish and Literarishe Bleter (1924-1926) 6. Markish's Radyo (1922): Yiddish Modernism as Agitprop 7. Peretz Markish in the 1930s: Socialist Construction and the Return of the Luftmentsh 8. Markish's play The Ovadis Family and Soviet Jewish Policies, 1936-1941 9. Rivers of Blood: Peretz Markish, the Holocaust, and Jewish Vengeance 10. The Pen and the Sword: The Wartime Plays of Peretz Markish 11. Anti-Nazi Rebellion in Peretz Markish's Drama and Prose 12. Murdered Modernisms: Peretz Markish and the Legacy of Soviet Yiddish Poetry 13. A Bibliography of Peretz Markish

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