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Emma Lazarus Poet of the Jewish People (Visionary Women) by Monica Furlong

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Published by Arthur James Ltd .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • Judaism,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Devotional,
  • Religion - Prayer & Spirituality,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Inspirational/Spirituality

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8283235M
ISBN 100853053693
ISBN 109780853053699
OCLC/WorldCa38758424

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About Emma Lazarus. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award The definitive biography of the poet whose sonnet “The New Colossus” appears on the base of the Statue of Liberty, welcoming immigrants to their new home. Emma Lazarus’s most famous poem gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty, but her remarkable life has remained a mystery until now. “Emma Lazarus’s ‘passionate, ardent life’ is laid out sumptuously in Esther Schor’s evocative biography. It is unlikely that, for a general audience, it will be surpassed any time in the near future.” —Commentary “A sympathetic and balanced life of Emma Lazarus.” —The New York Times Book Review/5(11). Emma Lazarus ( -- ) is known for her sonnet "The New Colossus" written in as part of a fundraising effort for the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. Lazarus's poem has become as iconic as the statue itself in celebrating the ideal and promise of America as a beacon of liberty, a refuge to the oppressed, and an inspiration to the /5(4). Schor's book is a scholarly, but not at all dull, portrait of Lazarus as a poet, philanthropist and early Zionist. She was one of the I came to this book through a Bowery Boys podcast about Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty/5.

Emma Lazarus ( -- ) is known for her sonnet "The New Colossus" written in as part of a fundraising effort for the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. Lazarus's poem has become as iconic as the statue itself in celebrating the ideal and promise of America as a beacon of liberty, a refuge to the oppressed, and an inspiration to the /5. Emma Lazarus's second book, Admetus and Other Poems, was published in to excellent reviews. Illustrated London News declared, "Miss Lazarus must be hailed by impartial literary criticism as a poet of rare original power.". Her only novel, Alide: An Episode in Goethe's Life, appeared three years adaptation of the German writer's autobiography, this book was also highly praised. Emma Lazarus was born in New York City to a wealthy family and educated by private tutors. She began writing and translating poetry as a teenager and was publishing translations of German poems by the s. Her father privately printed her first work in Long Island Sound. Emma Lazarus - More by Emma Lazarus. The Feast of Lights. Kindle the taper like the steadfast star Ablaze on evening's forehead o'er the earth, And add each night a lustre till afar An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth. Clash, Israel, the cymbals, touch the lyre, Blow the brass trumpet and the harsh.

  “Emma Lazarus’s ‘passionate, ardent life’ is laid out sumptuously in Esther Schor’s evocative biography. It is unlikely that, for a general audience, it will be surpassed any time in the near future.” —Commentary “A sympathetic and balanced life Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Book Excerpt. Emma Lazarus and the Three Anne Franks. Not long ago, on a humid May morning, I visited my daughter’s fourth-grade class. We parents gathered on the blacktop behind the school, where, amid a mad, high buzz of cicadas, the children stood in stiff poses, hot . “Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems and Other Writings”, p, Broadview Press 8 Copy quote Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of exiles. A descendant of Sephardic Jews who immigrated to the United States from Portugal around the time of the American Revolution, Emma Lazarus was born in New York City on J Before Lazarus, the only Jewish poets published in the United States were .