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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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Notes

  • 'In the early 1990s, after writing for most of his life in Yiddish, his mother tongue, Jacob Rosenberg decided to switch to English. The period of extraordinary creativity that followed was cut short only by his death in 2008, at the age of 86. During those fifteen-odd years, Rosenberg wrote and published three collections of poetry, a book of short stories, a novel, and two prize-winning memoirs that chart his journey from youth in the Lodz ghetto, through the nightmare of the Holocaust and the loss of his entire family, to the rebuilding of a future in Australia.

    'Singing for All He's Worth brings together twelve men and women from Australian literary and intellectual life who knew Jacob Rosenberg and offer their responses to his writings. It is a colourful and moving collection, each contributor illuminating different facets of Rosenberg's remarkable mind and personality.

    'As Raimond Gaita points out in his foreword: "All the contributors to this volume were his friends. All esteemed him as a man and as a writer. Many loved him. The love and the esteem are warmly evident in the essays." Singing for All He's Worth will enrich the experience of those already familiar with Rosenberg's work, while helping to introduce him to a new community of readers.' (From the publisher's website.)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Landscapes of Disenchantment and Hope, Alex Skovron , 2011 single work criticism (p. 1-23)
'Life, People, Love and Hate' : Meeting Jacob Rosenberg, Morag Fraser , 2011 single work criticism (p. 25-48)
'Like a World in Itself' : The Wonder of 'East of Time', Raimond Gaita , 2011 single work criticism (p. 49-69)
A Hard-Won Mastery : Jacob Rosenberg's Poetry in English, Geoff Page , 2011 single work criticism (p. 71-91)
Man Singing by Candlelight (After Adam de Coster)i"Before him, as before us all, the hunters", Peter Steele , 2011 single work poetry (p. 93-95)
A Mysterious Time, Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2011 single work essay (p. 97-111)
'Gentleness My Strong Enforcement' : The Ethos of Gentleness in 'East of Time' and 'Sunrise West', Richard Freadman , 2011 single work criticism (p. 113-137)
Notes from a Brief Friendship, Helen Garner , 2011 single work essay (p. 139-149)
The Circle of His Art : Jacob Rosenberg's Four Great Prose Works in English, Alex Miller , 2011 single work criticism (p. 151-165)
In a Corner of His Dreams, Danielle Charak , 2011 single work criticism (p. 167-181)
Ghetto Love : Jacob Rosenberg : Yiddish Poet, Arnold Zable , 2011 single work criticism (p. 183-216)
Ghetto Love, Jacob G. Rosenberg , 1988 single work poetry Bare Hands Sang for Joy : Ghetto Love (p. 201)
Note: Translated by Andrew Firestone
Threads, Marcia Jacobs , 2011 single work essay (p. 219-241)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2011 .
      Extent: xi, 255p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-255).
      • Publication date: 1 September 2011.
      ISBN: 9781742610436 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Non-Fiction Reviews Martin Crotty , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 August 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011 anthology essay criticism poetry
Songs of Love and Remembrance Miriam Cosic , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 - 4 August 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011 anthology essay criticism poetry
Moral Patchwork Andrea Goldsmith , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 336 2011; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011 anthology essay criticism poetry
Non-Fiction Reviews Martin Crotty , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 August 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011 anthology essay criticism poetry
Songs of Love and Remembrance Miriam Cosic , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 - 4 August 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011 anthology essay criticism poetry
Moral Patchwork Andrea Goldsmith , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 336 2011; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011 anthology essay criticism poetry
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