“Walk through Words as through a Minefield” in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume 38:1

Avraham Novershtern


“Walk through Words as through a Minefield” Avraham Sutzkever z”l

The article discusses the development of the Yiddish poetry of the late Avraham Sutzkever, arguably the greatest Yiddish poet of the twentieth century. It traces his development from the “Young Vilna” intellectual society, through the Holocaust years, and through the poet’s prolific years in the decades following the Holocaust. The article analyzes the various styles and influences utilized by Sutzkever and demonstrates the great influence of the Holocaust, not only on Sutzkever’s wartime writing, but also and especially on his later writing.

Products specifications
ISSN 0084-3296
Year 2010
Catalog No. 238102
No. of Pages 13 pp.
Format Electronic article in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume 38:1, pp. 47-59, Edited by David Silberklang
Publisher Yad Vashem