Harvest of Blossoms: Poems from a Life Cut Short (Hardback)
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Harvest of Blossoms: Poems from a Life Cut Short (Hardback)

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Hardback 101 Pages / Published: 30/11/2008
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Revealing an artist of remarkable talent and enduring hope, this collection of poetry will join Anne Frank's diary as a touching reminder of what the world has lost by a life cut short. The poems written by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger are astonishing for their beauty; it is equally astonishing that they have survived at all.Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger was born in Czernowitz, Romania. Selma grew up during a time of rising anti-Semitic and nationalist sentiments. When the Germans and their Romanian allies entered Czernowitz in 1941, Jews faced the brutality associated with fascism: a cruelty that would have preferred that she - and her entire history and culture - be erased. After being quarantined in a ghetto in October 1941, Jewish Romanians were deported to work camps by Romanian officials. In July of 1942, Selma and her family were sent to Michailowka, a labor camp in Ukraine, where they worked as slaves.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810125377
Number of pages: 101
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"."..altogether astonishing and powerful. I had just about thought that there are no more primary literary texts of the Holocaust to be discovered, and then along comes this one, which takes us along familiar Holocaust terrain but... gets us to feel deeply its sorrow all over again... what's remarkable about the volume is its way of perching poetry on the line between hope and nothingness...."--Paul Eisenstein, Otterbein College"


.".".altogether astonishing and powerful. I had just about thought that there are no more primary literary texts of the Holocaust to be discovered, and then along comes this one, which takes us along familiar Holocaust terrain but... gets us to feel deeply its sorrow all over again... what's remarkable about the volume is its way of perching poetry on the line between hope and nothingness...."--Paul Eisenstein, Otterbein College"


..".altogether astonishing and powerful. I had just about thought that there are no more primary literary texts of the Holocaust to be discovered, and then along comes this one, which takes us along familiar Holocaust terrain but... gets us to feel deeply its sorrow all over again... what's remarkable about the volume is its way of perching poetry on the line between hope and nothingness...."--Paul Eisenstein, Otterbein College
"The voice of this young woman, with her luminous intimations of the fulness of life, comes to us heartrendingly across the years."
--J. M. Coetzee
"Death is not often defeated twice in one book, but that is exactly what Harvest of Blossoms manages to do. First, through the poems of Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger herself, as she speaks to us softly, bleakly, from beyond the grave, from beyond the murderous dust of the concentration camps. And then, again through the astonishing story of how Selma's young verses were rescued from the ashes and reached us so many decades later, overcoming the 'thousand darknesses' (in the words of her cousin Paul Celan) of loss and terror."
--Ariel Dorfman, author of Death and the Maiden
-...altogether astonishing and powerful. I had just about thought that there are no more primary literary texts of the Holocaust to be discovered, and then along comes this one, which takes us along familiar Holocaust terrain but... gets us to feel deeply its sorrow all over again... what's remarkable about the volume is its way of perching poetry on the line between hope and nothingness....---Paul Eisenstein, Otterbein College
-The voice of this young woman, with her luminous intimations of the fulness of life, comes to us heartrendingly across the years.-
--J. M. Coetzee
-Death is not often defeated twice in one book, but that is exactly what Harvest of Blossoms manages to do. First, through the poems of Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger herself, as she speaks to us softly, bleakly, from beyond the grave, from beyond the murderous dust of the concentration camps. And then, again through the astonishing story of how Selma's young verses were rescued from the ashes and reached us so many decades later, overcoming the 'thousand darknesses' (in the words of her cousin Paul Celan) of loss and terror.-
--Ariel Dorfman, author of Death and the Maiden

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