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From Our Springtime
Literary Memoirs and Portraits of Yiddish New York

Reuben Iceland
Translated by Gerald Marcus

Cloth $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3303-7    |    2012

"Marcus’s translation is a critical contribution to our appreciation of New York as a global, multilingual literary center in the first decades of the twentieth century, and of ways in which Yiddish writers contributed to the multicultural expansion of American letters."—Justin Cammy, Smith College

"Gerald Marcus has done us a great favor in his fine translation of Reuben Iceland, a most important figure in the American Yiddish literary world for decades."—Jules Chametzky, coeditor of Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology

  From Our Springtime

  Reuben Iceland (1884–1955) was a Yiddish poet and translator. He contributed to Shriftn, and to other anthologies of poetry and prose, and was the author of several poetry collections, including Fun Mayn Zumer. He translated works of German, English, and Chinese authors, most notably the prose and poetry of Heinrich Heine. Gerald Marcus is a painter and printmaker who grew up surrounded by Yiddish-speaking relatives and friends. He has been a student and an avid reader of Yiddish literature for over twenty years.

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6 x 9, 230 pages, 12 black-and-white illustrations, notes, glossary, index

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