The Resource Emma Lazarus, Esther Schor

Emma Lazarus, Esther Schor

Label
Emma Lazarus
Title
Emma Lazarus
Statement of responsibility
Esther Schor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emma Lazarus's most famous poem gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty, but her remarkable life has remained a mystery until now. She was a woman so far ahead of her time that we are still scrambling to catch up with her-a feminist, a Zionist, and an internationally famous Jewish American writer before thse categories even existed. Drawing upon a cache of personal letters undiscovered until the 1980, Esther Schor brings this vital woman to life in all her complexity. Born into a wealthy Sephardic family in 1849, Lazarus published her first volume of verse at seventeen and gained entree into New York's elite literary circles. Although she once referred to her family as "outlaw" Jews, she felt a deep attachment to Jewish history and peoplehood. Her compassion for the downtrodden Jews of Eastern Europe-refugees whose lives had little in common with her own-helped redefine the meaning of America itself. In this groundbreaking biography, Schor argues persuasively for Lazarus's place in history as a poet, an activist, and a prophet of the world we all inhabit today-a world that she helped to invent."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schor, Esther H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish encounters
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lazarus, Emma
  • Lazarus, Emma
  • Poets, American
  • Women social reformers
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Zionists
  • Jews
  • Intellectual life
  • Jews
  • Poets, American
  • Women social reformers
  • Zionists
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Emma Lazarus, Esther Schor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn972239102
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780805211665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Emma Lazarus, Esther Schor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn972239102
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780805211665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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