[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Yitskhok Niborski's lecture at Stanford now online

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
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Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

June 30, 2010

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Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 04:37:18 -0700
From: Isaac Bleaman <ibleaman at stanford.edu>
Subject:Yitskhok Niborski's lecture at Stanford now online

Yitskhok Niborski: "Sutskever: Der lebediker poet" [Abraham Sutzkever: The 
Living Poet]
Translated by Zachary M. Baker
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 8 PM, Stanford University
Click here to watch the lecture online:

All the images of morning
Rise in wise awareness
In the tapestry of my words.
- Abraham Sutzkever, from "In a Summer's Morning" (trans. Barbara and 
Benjamin Harshav)

In memory of the celebrated Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever, who passed 
away in January, this Yiddish-language lecture focuses on the poet's early 
works and his second collection Valdiks (From the Forest, 1940) in 
particular. Professor Yitskhok Niborski discusses these early writings in 
light of Sutzkever's biography and contextualizes them within an analysis 
of the later periods of his literary creativity. Zachary M. Baker 
(Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections, Stanford 
University Libraries) translates the talk into English.
Monday, June 7, 2010 8 PM Koret Pavilion at the Ziff Center (Hillel at 

This lecture was organized by Stanford University student Isaac Bleaman as 
the final event of his National Yiddish Book Center Cultural Fellowship. 
This program enables former Book Center interns to bring cultural 
programming back to their own campuses, and is funded in part by the 
Righteous Persons Foundation, the Covenant Foundation, and the Estate of 
Ruthe B. Cowl. This event was co-sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish 
Studies, with support from the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and 
Languages, the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, and 
the Department of Comparative Literature.

Yitskhok Niborski (Medem Biblyotek and Institut National des Langues et 
Civilisations Orientales, Paris) was born in Buenos Aires in 1947 and 
raised in a Yiddish-speaking home. Since settling in Paris in 1979, 
Professor Niborski has been a key figure in the development and leadership 
of the Paris Yiddish Center-Medem Library. He has taught language and 
literature courses at the Universit Paris VII and intensive Yiddish 
programs in Brussels, New York, Oxford, and Vilnius.
His books include the Diccionario yidish-espaol (1979), Verterbukh fun 
loshn-koydesh shtamike verter in yidish (1999), Dictionnaire 
yiddish-franais (2002), and Vi fun a pustn fas (1996), a collection of his 
prose and poetry written between 1964 and 1995. For more information, 
please contact Isaac Bleaman at ibleaman at stanford.edu.
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