We Jews and Blacks: Memoir with Poems (Google eBook)
A central theme of this memoir by poet and translator Willis Barnstone is that of labels -- names, ethnicities, all distinctions that cause suspicion, anger, and destruction. A fresh and significant contribution to American letters, We Jews and Blacks wrestles with problems of identity, difference, and the human condition. It is a dramatic, whimsical, and literary work that also contains a number of Barnstone's poems, which offer a second view of an event, a crystallization of his thinking, both sorrowful and joyful. The book includes a dialogue with Yusef Komunyakaa and a small selection of his poems.
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Jews and Blacks of Early Childhood
Swans over Manhattan
Anatole Broyard 192090 the Inventor
What Was a Jew?
Dad Grew Up in the Streets
Languages of the Jews
Thessaloniki a City of Peoples
Greeks and Jews and Blacks and Russians
Jews Greeks and Romans in Alexandria
Cavafy and His Poem Of the Jews ad 50
Romaniot Jews in Byzantium
Jews and Greeks in Thessaloniki
Facts on the Slaughter
Thessaloniki and Absence
Jews and Blacks of Early Adolescence
At the Red Sea by Yusef Komunyakaa
Assimilation and Passing under the Shadow of War and Holocaust
Yehuda Maccabee and Hellenization of the Jews
Gnosticism and Other Heresies
A Summer Camp in Maine with the Scent of Palestine
Sammy Propp of the Black Shoes
My Unseen Black GrandStepmother
Reading the Bible in Hebrew
Othellos Rose by Yosef Komunyakaa
Early Jewish Corruption and Bayard Rustin the BlackNightingale
Yeshua ben Yosef Passing as Jesus Christ
So Long Sammy
Off to the Quakers
More Deadly Application Blanks
Jews and Blacks in College and Freedom in Europe
The Jewish and Black Ghetto in Old LongfellowHall
A Letter to The Nation
Coming Out of My Own Ghetto of Silences
Off to Europe Where OldFashioned Bigotry Is Huge yet Now WhoCares? Not Me
Changing Money on the Rue des Rosiers and Getting Married by theGrand Rabbi of Paris
Having Fun at Gunpoint in Crete
Working in Greece for the King
White Islands and Northern Monasteries on Huge Stalagmites
Days and Nights with Odysseus on the Way to Holy Athos
The Madness of a Jew Trying to Marry in a Greek Orthodox Churchin Crete
A Black and White Illumination
Friendship in Tangier with a French Baroness Who Told Me I HadKilled Her Lord
Sound Out Your Race Loud and Clear
A Jewman in the US Army
A Touch of Freedom
Im Black and My Balls Are Made of Brass
Sound Out Your Race Loud and Clear Caucasian or NegraYelled the White Sergeant in Segregated Georgia
Holy Communion of Bagels and Lox for Jewish Personnel
Black Barbers Brought on Base to Cut Black Mens Hair
Captain Hammond Baritone and the Children of the Périgord
Mumbling about Race and Religion in China NigeriaTuscaloosa and Buenos Aires
Ma Ke a Chinese Jew with Whom I Shared Suppers in Beijing
Olaudah Equiano Bouncing around the Globe as a Slave Sailor under aQuaker Captain Until He Settles Down in London as aDistinguished Writer an...
Some of us grow ashamed by Yusef Komunyakaa
Yusef Komunyakaa the Black Nightingale Singing on Paper with theRichness of a Sweet Potato YK WB
A Diversion Down to Argentina
Saying a Hebrew Prayer at My Brothers ChristianFuneral
Saying a Hebrew Prayer at My Brothers Christian Funeral
My Brother Needed to Pass Like the Spanish Saints of Jewish OriginHere Are Ancestors Whom My Brother Not by Inquisition butby a Deeper Knife ...
My Father Who Never Tried to Pass Succumbed to Denial of HisBeing and Passed from Life
Death Has a Way
A Little World
The tie that binds
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