Book Review: Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exile

By Alicia Ostriker

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2007

The author reviews Esther Schor's biography of Emma Lazarus, giving us the complicated, poignant, contradictory and ultimately tragic backstory. Schor's excellent biography makes clear that Lazarus by the end of her life was inventing the role of an American Jewish writer, whose prophetic burden was to glimpse the pain of the world's exiles and prescribe a mission for her country.

Topic: Literature, History, Immigration

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.639-640

Page Number(s): 23, 11

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ostriker, Alicia. Book Review: Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exile. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2007: 23, 11. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6678


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