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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
generation also belongs S. D. Singer whose
D ikh ter un Prozayi-
ker
(New York, 1956) contains essays devoted almost exclusively
to poets, novelists and essayists who have enriched Yiddish
lite ra tu re in America. A poet who has devoted a large p a r t of
his creative energies to the evaluation of o ther poets, is Avrohom
Tabachnik . His collection of critical studies, called
D ikh ter un
D ikh tung ,
comprises over thirty essays, most of them dealing
with representative creators of verse during the era of the
Yunge
in American Yiddish literature.
Fifteen representative Yiddish poets of several generations
are dealt with by the late literary and dramatic critic Borukh
Rivkin in his
Yiddishe D ikh ter in Amerike
(Buenos Aires, 1956).
T he collection was compiled by M ina Bordo R ivkin and pub ­
lished posthumously.
Posthumous Works
Several authors died after their books had been published.
Among them were Emanuel Ferschleiser, whose
O if Shraiberishe
Shlyakhn
(New York, 1958) contains essays about Yiddish poets,
novelists and critics, and a special series devoted to non-Jewish
writers and to Jews in world literature; W illiam Nathanson,
chiefly known as a philosopher, whose
K u ltu r Kvaln
(Buenos
Aires, 1959) includes essays about representative poets of three
generations in American Yiddish literature; Alexander Pome-
rantz, au thor of
Di Sovetishe Harugey Ma lkhus
(Buenos Aires,
1962), which contains critical and biographical studies of Yid­
dish writers who were liqu ida ted in the Soviet Union by the
Stalin regime; Moshe Vityes, whose
Essayen Vegn L itera tur
(New
York, 1958) consists of studies dealing with various forms in
classical and modern literature, with additional essays on literary
forms and traditions among Jews.
T o this category of authors whose books were issued
after
their
passing, belong also the following: L. Khanukov, known chiefly as
a novelist, whose
Literarishe Essayen
(New York, 1960) is a collec­
tion of book reviews and evaluations published previously on
various occasions; Mikhl Likht, one of the u ltra modernists in
American Yiddish L iterature, in the role of essayist critic in the
collection
Oif di Randn
(Buenos Aires, 1956); Moshe Katz, the
left-wing publicist, who died during a visit in Moscow and was
memorialized in the
Moshe Katz B u kh
(New York, 1963) which
includes his essays on the classic giants of Yiddish lite ra tu re as well
as on writers of the generations tha t followed; Yaakov Mestel,
poet, actor and historian of the Yiddish drama, whose activities
and interests in those fields were given expression in the essays of
the posthumous collection
L iteratur un Teater
(New York, 1962).