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KORMAN, Ezra, edited by
Yidishe Dikhterins: Antologye [Yiddish Women Poets: Anthology. Collected, Arranged, and Published with a Foreword, Bibliographic Notes, and Photographs of the Poets]
L.M. Stein, Chicago, 1928. First edition. Large thick octavo. Lavish woodcut illustrations, tipped-in photographs of the authors, and facsimiles of important title pages throughout. Dark blue pebbled cloth stamped in gilt. One of 1500 copies, the entire edition. Spine gilt a little darkened, else just about fine. The first collection of Yiddish poetry by women, with selections from more than 70 poets between 1586 and 1927. Until recently, there had been almost no treatment of female Yiddish poets. Women were included sporadically, if at all, in Yiddish literary anthologies, an ironic state of affairs considering that more women expressed themselves in Yiddish than in Hebrew, which was taught only to men. Korman, a Detroit teacher and literary critic, included four women whom Howe, Wisse and Shmeruk would include sixty years later in *The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse*: Kadia Molodowsky (who explored women's themes); Anna Margolin, Rachel Korn, and Celia Dropkin (who pioneered eroticism in Yiddish poetry). Also includes a bibliography of 232 titles. Scarce, we have never seen another copy in the trade. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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