Yolek’s Legacy

Anthony Hecht’s “The Book of Yolek” tells the story of a young Jewish boy named Yolek, a fictional representation of a young boy who died during the Holocaust. The vivid imagery employed by Hecht creates a multifaceted universe that highlights the grueling nature of the Holocaust, while simultaneously comparing the Holocaust to the routine events … Read moreYolek’s Legacy

The Tree of Language: Biblical Concepts in Hecht’s “Naming the Animals” and Shapiro’s “The Recognition of Eve”

Modern American poets, contending with the disruption of traditionalism in culture, thought that the preoccupation that arose concerning the confines, possibilities, and influence of words that allows for the cultivation of twentieth-century art advanced both poetry and prose. The poets concern themselves with the notion that the agency of communication through words is inexorable yet … Read moreThe Tree of Language: Biblical Concepts in Hecht’s “Naming the Animals” and Shapiro’s “The Recognition of Eve”