"God Hid His Face"
A new book of the poems of Rajzel Zychlinsky poems translated from Yiddish - "God Hid His Face" has recently been published. It consists of English translations of her Yiddish poems which appeared in previous books and in Yiddish newspapers such as the Forward.
Many of the poems have a Holocaust theme. Other poems concern daily life in a transcendent fashion:"associations and images that take intellectual leaps and lead us from reality to illusion, and from illusion to a higher, more essential reality" - Yitzhok Yanosovitch.
The translators are Dr. Barnett Zumoff, Aaron Kramer, and the son of the poet, Marek Kanter.
The introductory essay is by Dr. Emanuel Goldsmith, Professor of Yiddish Language and Literature at Queens College in New York.
Some of the poems of the book, in Yiddish, English, and in Hebrew can be The title poem (in Yiddish and English versions) can also be found in the back page of DER BAY, the February 98 issue. (This is a review of events of interest to the Yiddish community published in San Mateo, California by Philip "Fishl" Kutner, e-mail email@example.com.)
The book is published by Word&Quill Press, 1275 Fourth Street, Suite 247B, Santa Rosa, California, 95404. (707-538-9259). ISBN 0-96-58640-0-6.
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The book contains 225 pages and the list price is $20.00, U.S.
It may be ordered from the publisher directly, through a bookstore through the on line bookstore Amazon at