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My Little Sister and Selected Poems 1965-1985
Abba Kovner; Shirley Kaufman, trans.; Shirley Kaufman, ed.

FIELD Translation Series

Oberlin College Press
1986 • 163 pp. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4"
Poetry - European

$19.95 Hardcover, 978-0-932440-20-4

Trans. from the Hebrew

The title sequence is justly famous as one of the major pieces of literature to come out of the Holocaust. It appears here with a new selection of Abba Kovner's work spanning his forty-plus years as one of Israel's leading poets. The noted American-Israeli poet Shirley Kaufman had the privilege of working directly with Kovner on these versions in the years before his death.

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From the Book:

All My Bells

The trembling day. The glory of my holy men in black!
The bitter valley lies at our feet
because your dream will never pierce
the mountain. Forgive them Our Father
They never understood
what Jacob’s ladder was made of.

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