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HODESS ---- BOOKS PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND
notable addition to her former works. Malkah Locker registers
the impressions that many cities in different countries and con-
tinents have produced on her imaginative mind. She has an eye
for the most salient features of a city, which she conveys in
picturesque form, if at times in highly charged style. The Jewish
spirit emerges forcibly from the poetic sparks that fly from the
slim volume.
D. N. Stenzl has been prolific in his output of poems, some of
excellent quality, and his prose essays are impressive.
Shema
Yisroely
by B. Suchavitzky, in blank verse, contains some good
lines. Obsessed by Jewish sufferings, the author attempts to
relieve his feelings in a rather ambitous form. Poems by Hillel
Halevi show poetic sensibility and his stories in the volume
Ven di Velt Brent
(When the World is Burning) are noteworthy.
Brillianten
, by Esther Kreitman, is a novel based on Jewish life in
Belgium. Leib Kurland’s
Es Hot Sich Ongehoiben
, contains real-
istic stories of the beginnings of Nazi rule in Poland. Short stories
by A. Lisky have also appeared in book-form.
The Duty of Mourn-
ing
, by Jacob Samuel Taubes, is a fine contribution reflecting the
mood of the time.
This Whitechapel of Ours
, by A. M. Kaizer,
contains a good deal of good-humoured satire of the rapidly
dwindling Jewish life in the East-end of London. Finally, Moshe
Oved’s new volume of poems
In Cheder Arein
is extremely interest-
ing for the original, if somewhat eccentric, quirks that mark his
poetic efforts.