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Manger, Itsik (1901–1969) By Rozenfeld, Anna

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM2078-1
Published: 18/04/2019
Retrieved: 22 September 2023, from


Itsik Manger was a prominent Yiddish poet, playwright, and prose writer – a ‘master tailor’ of the written word. He entered the field of Jewish literature as the ‘Duke of the Jewish Ballad’. Manger drew his inspiration from traditional troubadour poetry, recreating the past and interpreting it with modernist sensibilities. In his works he referred to folk poetry and adapted biblical themes, writing about the fate of the Jews in Eastern Europe.

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Rozenfeld, Anna. "Manger, Itsik (1901–1969)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 22 Sep. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM2078-1

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