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.

"A Frieda Kahlo Figure of Poetry": The Thematic Depth of Celia Dropkin's Poetry

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Kenneth Levinson, novelist and grandson of Yiddish writer Celia Dropkin, describes the energy, depth, and themes of his grandmother's poetry. He then speaks on whether or not, and to what degree, her poetry and art was self-reflective and how women's art is often subject to a different kind of analysis than that of men.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Kenneth Levinson.

This excerpt is in English.

Kenneth Levinson was born in Northampton, MA in 1953.