Emma Rediscovered by Eve Merriam

Emma Rediscovered by Eve Merriam
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Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) may be best known as the poet whose `New Colossus' is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor..." But Lazarus is insufficiently known as a brilliant and impassioned thinker who shared ideas on society and literature with leading figures of her day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, Henry George, Robert Browning, and Jewish leaders in New York City.

Her interests and influences--and her concern about social issues and anti-Semitism here and abroad during her short lifetime--are expressed in comments and insights about her writings, noted by Morris U. Schappes, editor of Jewish Currents Magazine, in this new edition's Introduction and Afterword. A new bibliography rounds out this expanded paperback reprint created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Emma Lazarus' birth.