You can now order Norbert Hirschhorn’s To Sing Away the Darkest Days – Poems Re-imagined from Yiddish Folksongs from this page.
From the reviews:
Listen to these very free, flavourful variations of Yiddish songs. The gifted fiddler of words on the rooftop is the doctor-poet Norbert Hirschhorn seemingly painted by Chagall. The tunes he plays are Heine-like, humorously wry or bitter-sweet. Be seated. – Dannie Abse
Ludic and learned , comic and tragic, Norbert Hirschhorn’s ‘versions’ of Yiddish lyrics dress a poet’s unique imagination, humor, insight in the garb of another tradition to tell us about the present and the past. The book’s scholarly links and literal translations add another level to our appreciation both of Hirschhorn’s achievement and of the songs themselves. – Marilyn Hacker, Chancellor, Academy of American Poets
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