Your Diamond Dreams Cut Open My Arteries

Poems by Else Lasker-Schüler

Translated and with an introduction by Robert P. Newton

Your Diamond Dreams Cut Open My Arteries

328 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5666-3
    Published: May 2020

University of North Carolina Studies in Germanic Languages and Literature

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Critics have called Else Lasker-Schüler the greatest of all German women poets and one of the finest Jewish poets. This large and representative selection of translations by Robert P. Newton, supplemented by a biographical and critical introduction and a selected bibliography, was the first substantial presentation of her works in English at its original publication in 1982.


"With Robert W. Newton's collection of poems by Else Lasker-Schüler in translation, there is now available to the English reading audience a representative selection of this unique poet who is usually classified as a precursor of German expressionism and yet defies all classification."--German Studies Review