Poetry. Jewish Studies. Translated from the Yiddish, Edited, and Introduced by Marcia Falk. WITH TEETH IN THE EARTH is the first full-length collection in English of the poetry of acclaimed Yiddish-American poet Malka Heifetz Tussman. Selected from her six books of verse and from a last unpublished manuscript, these poems reflect her love of nature, her deep enjoyment of the physical and sensual world, and her experience of spirituality. "[Tussman's] elegant, deft lyrics subvert the central myth of women's lives: the belief that happiness and fulfillment come from devotion to others.... Marcia Falk has gracefully and intelligently captured Tussman's subtle ironic tone"—Miriam Levine, American Book Review.
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Malka Heifetz Tussman was born in the Ukraine in 1896 and immigrated to the United States in 1912. She lived in Chicago, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in Berkeley, California. Tussman published her poems in many journals, including In zikh, and she authored six collections of Yiddish poetry. She died at her home in Berkeley in 1987, at the age of 91.Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA