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  1. I recently found a book (in English) by this Yiddish poet (1886-1932). He wrote about New York in the time of immigration, neon, the El and its noise and grit, poverty, ragtime, the heat of August sticking to the body at manual labor. An immigrant, Halpern contrasts the small Polish town and the Lower East Side with images as powerful as Pound's, and as precise.But he also writes a long night dream that surrounds the entire history of his people, and his relatives, with the personal mystery of h [...]

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