Childhood : an autobiographical fragment /
Moses Rosenkranz ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer ; with an introductory essay by Matthias Huff.
1st ed.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2007.
xxx, 227 p. ; 23 cm.
0815631782 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780815631781 (cloth : alk. paper)
More Details
added author
uniform title
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2007.
0815631782 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780815631781 (cloth : alk. paper)
general note
Translated from the German.
catalogue key
"Published works of Moses Rosenkranz": p. 209.
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2008-06-01:
That the name Moses Rosenkranz does not ring a bell with literary scholars should not come as a surprise, given that he was of Jewish German origin and born in the easternmost reaches of the Austrian Empire, in what is today Romania. But Rosenkranz's poetry and this "autobiographical fragment" (written in 1958 and first published in German as Kindheit in 2003) are sufficiently compelling to warrant much greater attention to the poet among Anglophones. Dollenmayer (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) offers an exquisite translation of both the memoir and the introductory essay (part of the German edition) by the distinguished German writer and scholar Matthias Huff, making this a readable, entertaining chronicle of Rosenkranz's early years of personal conflict and strife at a time when Europe itself was in turmoil. Complete with engaging details of his everyday life, the book offers a colorful depiction of Rosenkranz's quest for identity in a society that held him at arm's length for being who he was--both a Jew and in a linguistic minority in his own home community. Rosenkranz speaks of an early awareness of his circumstances and surroundings and recounts with clarity the incidents that defined his personality and his worldly insights. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, and general readers. C. L. Dolmetsch Marshall University
This item was reviewed in:
Booklist, December 2007
Reference & Research Book News, February 2008
Choice, June 2008
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Written between 1958 and 1980, this is the remarkable story of Moses Rosenkranz, who came from impoverished roots in the rural Bucovina and gained acclaim for his poetry only late in life. With his richly detailed recollections, and a colourful parade of characters, he recaptures a vanished moment of cultural history.
Table of Contents
Translator's Notep. vii
"I Carried My Villages Within Me ..." Reflections on Moses Rosenkranz's Autobiographical Fragment Childhoodp. ix
Berhometh, 1904-1909p. 1
Stanislau, 1909-1910p. 7
Tlumacz and Berbeschti, 1910-1913p. 19
The Advent of War, 1913-1914p. 44
Flight, 1914-1916p. 54
Prague, 1916-1917p. 110
Hullein and Kremsier, 1917-1918p. 131
Return to Berbeschti, 1918p. 145
Czernowitz, 1918-1919p. 151
Published Works of Moses Rosenkranzp. 209
Notesp. 211
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem