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Reissue of Note

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

This June Black Sparrow Books will reissue Charles Reznikoff’s first novel By the Waters of Manhattan, including an introduction by Phillip Lopate. By the Waters of Manhattan was first published in 1930 in New York and is the story of a Jewish immigrant family at the turn on the century, based in part on his mother’s autobiography of her life as a seamstress.

Reznikoff was one of the central figures of the modern movement in American poetry, and is considered to be the poet for whom the term Objectivist was first coined.

More on Reznikoff can be found here.

And more on By the Waters of Manhattan can be found here.