The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

"She's Known as Practically the First Erotic Woman Writer": Celia Dropkin's Poetry and Her Strong, Determined Personality

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Elizabeth Starčević, granddaughter of Yiddish poet Celia Dropkin, describes her grandmother's poetry, saying that she is known as "practically the first erotic woman writer," and discusses her strong and determined personality.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elizabeth Starčević.

This excerpt is in English.

Elizabeth Starčević was born in New York, New York in 1942.