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dc.contributor.authorMark, Sabrina Orah
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:21:35Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:21:35Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othermark_sabrina_o_200805_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mark_sabrina_o_200805_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24689
dc.description.abstractThe introduction, "How To Make a Poem out of Tsim Tsim", is a critical exploration of Tsim Tsum, a Kabbalistic claim in Jewish mysticism that a being cannot become, or come into existence, unless the creator of that being departs from that being. As its title suggests, the essay attempts to illustrate how a Tsim Tsum can be enacted poetically. Using historical fragments, personal anecdote, and literary influences, the essay illustrates how galut or exile can be injected into a poem formally and stylistically. Tsim Tsum is a collection of prose poems. At the center of these poems are Beatrice and Walter B., two figures hatched in galut or exile. In many ways Walter B. and Beatrice are immigrants in their native land. Along the way they encounter The Healer, The Collector, Walter B.'s Extraordinary Cousin, The Oldest Animal, and an assemblage of humans who mystify the nature of humanity. All these figures are staged to explore the immigrant experience, survival, testimony, and belonging.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjecttsim tsum
dc.subjecttikkun
dc.subjectprose poem
dc.subjectJewish mysticism
dc.subjectHolocaust
dc.subjectexile
dc.subjectgalut
dc.subjectThe Oldest Animal
dc.subjectWalter B.
dc.subjectimmigrant experience
dc.subjectbelonging
dc.subjectPoland
dc.titleTsim Tsum
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorEdward Pavlic
dc.description.committeeEdward Pavlic
dc.description.committeeJed Rasula
dc.description.committeeAndrew Cole


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