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Remembering Avrom Sutzkever

Tuesday, February 02, 2010 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Avrom Sutzkever, 1950--photo by Fritz Cohen

Jeremy Dauber writes for The New Republic on the Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever:

All deaths leave a void, but mourners for Avrom Sutzkever, arguably the greatest Yiddish poet of the twentieth century, are feeling an accordingly outsize loss. Remembering the life and reading the work, one is struck once more by how genius and circumstance combine to create a means of expressing the inexpressible–and in a way that seems, considering the circumstances, almost natural. Read On.