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  • Published: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780805211665
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
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Emma Lazarus


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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

Emma Lazarus’s most famous poem gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty, but her remarkable story has remained a mystery until now. Drawing upon a cache of personal letters undiscovered until the 1980s, Esther Schor brings this vital woman to life in all her complexity—as a feminist, a Zionist, and a trailblazing Jewish-American writer. Schor argues persuasively for Lazarus’s place in history as an activist and a prophet of the world we all inhabit today. As a stunning rebuke to fear, xenophobia, and isolationism, Lazarus’s life and work are more relevant now than ever before.

Series Overview: Jewish Encounters is a collaboration between Schocken and Nextbook, a project devoted to the promotion of Jewish literature, culture, and ideas.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780805211665
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368

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