Poetry. "David Jaffin is a scrupulous weigher and weighter of words-by which I mean a poem is, for him, always a matter of collaboration with the true spirit of the language. Every word is given its value, neither more nor less"--Edward Lucie-Smith. "Jaffin's poetry is as 'modernist' as abstract painting while still poetry in the traditional sense, whose purpose is the verbalisation of basic human experience and whose form derives from a serious exploration of language... it is remarkable what depth of experience Jaffin manages to relate through his severely limited vocabulary and imagery"--Victor Terras (Brown University). Other David Jaffin titles available from SPD include SUNSTREAMS, DREAM FLOW, INTIMACIES OF SOUND, and THESE TIME-SHIFTING THOUGHTS.
Dr. David Jaffin was born to a Jewish family in New York and studied History, Art History and Psychology at New York University, where he was awarded a Ph.D. At the age of 24 he went to Europe and did the unthinkable: a mere 16 years after Auschwitz he married a German woman, became a Christian, and embarked on the study of theology. After graduating from Tübingen University, he became a Pastor in the Evangelical (i.e. Lutheran) Church, and then served as a minister for 20 years in Württemberg. After this he was granted freelance status in order to continue with his writing. He had already made himself a considerable reputation as a writer of sermons and religious texts, and he is now the author of dozens of prose books in German, including stories for children, as well as a large corpus of poetry in English. Author City: GER