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Sutzkever, Avrom (1913–2010) By Rozenfeld, Anna

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM2027-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 20 April 2024, from


Avrom Sutzkever was one of the greatest Yiddish poets of the twentieth century. A true virtuoso of words, he revolutionised and enriched the language of his ancestors, introducing new terms into Yiddish. Characteristic is his own innovative style and creative approach to the language: he carefully chooses his words and arranges them in a multi-layered, intricate fabric of meanings. Notable is his role in keeping Yiddish alive: he consistently created in Yiddish; he fought for this language when living in Israel after the Second World War.

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