Acknowledges that although Jews most frequently appear in Whitman's writing as merely "biblical, mythical, symbolic or at least idealized figures," Jews themselves have responded to Whitman quite vigorously in their poetry; discusses and examines the "scores of Yiddish poets who have been inspired by Whitman," including Joseph Bovshover, Morris Rosenfeld, A. Eysen, Uri-Tsvi Grinberg, B. Alkvit-Blum, and others.
Keywords: Essay, Yiddish Writers, Yiddish Poets, Whitman's Influence, Responses, Translation, Yiddish Literature, Morris Rosenfeld, Moris Roznfeld, Yoysef Bovshover, Joseph Bovshover, Samuel Imber, A. Eysen, A. Asen, Avrom Reyzn, Abraham Reisen, Eliezer Meler, Louis Miller, Vilyem Natanon, William Nathanson, Arn Tsuker, Leyvik Halper, Meylekh Ravitsh, Zkharye-Khone Bergner, Avrom Sutskever, Uri-Tsvi Grinberg, B. Alkvit-Blum, Ruvn Ludvig, Reuben Ludwig, H. Royznblat, H. Rosenblatt, Arn Kurtz, Aaron Kurtz
How to Cite:
Prager, L., (1983) “Walt Whitman in Yiddish”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 1(3), 22-35. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1031
Rights: Copyright © 1984 Leonard Prager