Pariz: Bikher fun Yidishn Pen-Klub, 1950. Item #31708
Original Wraps. 8vo. 123 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Inscribed by the author. Title page verso: Wei oun wander; Douleur sans foyer, poe´sies. Sorrow Without a Home, post-holocaust poetry, with some pre-war poems, by Israel Aszendorf; published in Paris by the Yiddish Writers Club, illustrated by the famous Jewish artist, “Benn. ” With frontispiece portrait of the author. Israel Ashendorf (1909–1956) , “Yiddish poet, short story writer, and dramatist. Ashendorf grew up and lived in Lemberg (Lwow) , Galicia (now Lviv, Ukraine) , until World War II, when he fled to Uzbekistan. He spent five years in Paris and immigrated to Argentina in 1953. In Buenos Aires he served as supervisor of Jewish secular schools, taught Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and contributed to the Yidishe Tsaytung. His first poems were published in 1927, and thereafter he contributed to Yiddish periodicals in Europe, the Americas, and Israel. In 1929, he was co-editor of the literary journal Tsushtayer. Collections of his poetry were published in 1937, 1939, 1941, 1950, and 1956. His biblical dramas Der Meylekh Shoel (‘King Saul, ’ 1948) and Der Meylekh Dovid (‘King David, ’ 1956) express a pessimistic worldview. The posthumous collection Letste Shriftn (‘Last Writings, ’ 1958) includes his poems and short stories. ” (EJ, 2007) Subjects: Yiddish Poetry. OCLC lists 20 copies. Front cover repair, backstrip torn at top and bottom, first page lightly torn at edge; otherwise, clean and fresh, binding firm. Good condition. (YID-18-1).