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World According to Itzik Selected Poetry and Prose

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ISBN-10: 0300092482

ISBN-13: 9780300092486

Edition: 2002

Authors: Itzik Manger, Leonard Wolf, Leonard Wolf, Leonard Wolf

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This is a Manger anthology, seeking to display the range of his genius in poetry, fiction & criticism. It includes a historical, biographical & literary-critical introduction to his work, along with short stories, essays, poems & novel excerpts.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Manger, a noted poet, playwright, and novelist, was born in Czernowitz, Romania. The son of a master tailor, he began writing poetry at an early age with his father's encouragement. His first book of poetry was published when he was 29 years old. Several of his poetry anthologies have been translated into English, as has his best-known novel, "The Book of Paradise."

Bram Stokerwas born in Dublin in 1847. After attending Dublin University, he spent ten years as an Irish civil servant, trying to keep up his writing in his free time. Dracula, his most famous work, was published in 1897. Stoker died in 1912.

Let Us Sing Simply
Introduction
Poetry
Itzik's Midrash
Introduction
The Sacrifice of Itzik
I Praise Thee Lord
Eve and the Apple Tree
Eve Brings Adam the Apple
Abraham Scolds Lot
Lot's Daughters
Abraham and Sarah
Hagar's Last Night in Abraham's House
Hagar Leaves Abraham's House
Hagar on Her Journey
Abraham Takes Itzik to the Sacrifice
The Patriarch Abraham Gets a Letter
Rachel Goes to the Well for Water
The Patriarch Jacob Meets Rachel
Leah Brings Mandrakes from the Field
Jacob Teaches the Story of Joseph to His Sons
Bathsheba
King David and Abishag
Abishag Writes a Letter Home
Cain and Abel
King David
Songs of the Megillah
Prologue
Invocation
The Song of the Runner
How the Blessed Mordecai Found Favor in the Eyes of the King
Queen Vashti
The King's Banquet
Vashti's Song of Grief
Queen Vashti Being Led to Execution
Esther Getting Ready for the King
Mordecai Leaving Esther's Wedding
Fastrigosso's Elegy
Queen Esther Can't Sleep
Fastrigosso Dreaming
The Blessed Mordecai, the Mediator
The Queen Comes to the King
Fastrigosso Has the Birds Carry a Greeting to Esther
Haman Telephones Vayzosse, the Editor, at His Office
Fonfosso, the Master Tailor, Delivers a Eulogy on Fastrigosso
The King Ahasuerus After the Assassination Attempt
Mordecai Comes to Queen Esther
Wicked Haman Can't Sleep
Wicked Haman in the King's Courtyard
Fonfosso and His Apprentices Sew a Uniform for Haman
Pious Mordecai Waits for Satan
The Master Tailor, Fonfosso, Prepares to Fast
Queen Esther, Fasting
Haman Gets Ready for the Masked Ball
The King Is Angry
Haman Being Taken to the Gallows
The Master Tailor, Fonfosso, Presides over a Banquet
Fastrigosso's Mother Lights a Memorial Candle
Ballads
The Ballad of the White Glow
The Ballad of the Crucified and the Verminous Man
Old-Fashioned Ballad
Hospital Ballad
The Ballad of the Man Riding to the Fair
Ballad
The Ballad of the Blue Pitchers
The Ballad of the Necklace of Stars
Erotic Ballad
The Ballad of the Man Who Went from Gray to Blue
Occasional Poems
In the Train
Baal Shem
Satan's Prayer
Evening
Saint Besht
Like a Murderer
With Silent Steps
November
At the Kolomey Station
Twilight
The Words of the Journeyman Tailor Notte Manger to the Poet
There Is a Tree That Stands
Rabenu Tam
Reb Levi Yitskhok
Since Yesterday
For Years I Wallowed
Epilogue
Prose
Autobiographical Episodes
Childhood Years in Kolomey
At Grandmother Taube's in Stopchet
A Portrait of a Tailor's Workshop
Fiction
Excerpts from The Book of Paradise
The Tales of Hershel Summerwind
The Story of the Nobleman's Mustaches
The Rabbi of Chelm: May His Memory Be Blessed
Essays
First Letter to X. Y.
The Ballad: The Vision of Blood
Sholem Aleichem, the One and Only
Folklore and Literature
Notes