The Last Great Yiddish Poet?
“A country or a state should endure longer than an individual.” Whomever Czeslaw Milosz may have had in mind in making this observation, it certainly holds true for his compatriot and friend, the Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever.
About the Author
Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz professor of Yiddish and professor of comparative literature at Harvard. She is the author most recently of Jews and Power (Nextbook/Schocken).