The Hills of Holland
Author: Esther Schor | ISBN: 1931122083 : 9781931122085 | Format: Paperback | Size: 165 x 215mm | Pages: 106 | Weight: .174 Kg. | Published: Midpoint Trade Books (Archer Books) – December 2002 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies
Esther Schor’s poems live where the poet who must choose-rhyme and rhythm; the wayward fortunes of travel, art and myth-meets the given of everyday life: children and comets, punchlines and snow. In her formal sequence, ‘Cumbria,’ enduring ruins and rocks of the Lake District tell us our own frailty; they speak of ‘Death / how it comes and goes, how a cry / becomes speech, turns to a whisper.’ In the title poem, two narrators take us to Sumatra in the late 18th century. The “Hills of Holland” is a truly ambitious work by an extremely talented writer.
received her Ph.D. from Yale in 1985. Before coming to Princeton in 1986, she taught at Tufts University and Barnard College, Columbia University. She specializes in British Romanticism, teaching courses in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, Romantic Historicism, Romantic Drama, and Travel Literature; active in the program in Judaic Studies, she also teaches American Jewish Literature, Introduction to Judaism and Yiddish literature in Translation. Her other strong teaching interest is Bible (Bible as Literature; Bible, Criticism and Theory).
She is the author of Bearing the Dead: The British Culture of Mourning from the Enlightenment to Victoria (Princeton, 1994) and the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley. She co-edited The Other Mary Shelley: Beyond “Frankenstein” (Oxford, 1993) and Women’s Voices: Visions and Perspectives (McGraw-Hill, 1990). She has published a volume of poems, The Hills of Holland (Archer Books) and her most recent web project is a site dedicated to the writings of her mother, Sandra Schor. Esther Schor’s most recent book, Emma Lazarus, (Nextbook/Schocken), won the 2006 National Jewish Book Award.
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