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