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Author: Menke Katz
ISBN #: 0912292105
Price: $10.00
Publisher: Smith-Horizon Press
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: new
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1973
Very light wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, clean and unmarked; no jacket. First printing / edition stated. Poems of Manhattan and Brooklyn. "Menke Katz, (1906–1991), Yiddish and English poet. Known as Menke (Méyn-keh) in Yiddish literature, he was born in Svintsyan (now Šven ionys, Lithuania) and spent World War I in Micháleshik (Michalishki, Belarus) before immigrating to New York in 1920. He made his poetic debut with "Bowery" in the avant-garde Sparták, coedited by A. *Pomerantz and Russian poet V. Mayakovsky, and joined the leftist writers' group that coalesced into Proletpen, from which he was expelled (1932) for publishing his first book, Dray Shvester ("Three Sisters"), a mystical and erotic poetic drama in four acts. ...Major works in English include Rockrose (1970), Burning Village (1972; not a translation of the 1938 text), A Chair for Elijah (1985), and Nearby Eden (1990). In all, he published 18 books of verse, nine in each language. His "World of Old Abe" won the 1974 Stephen Vincent Benet Award and he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Burning Village."--Jewish Virtual Library. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997.