I'm Still Here

by Tuvia Ruebner, translated by Rachel Tzvia Back

Hebrew Union College Press and University of Pittsburgh Press, 396 pp., $39.95

Sadness lurks on almost every page of In the Illuminated Dark, a large, generous collection of the distinguished Israeli poet Tuvia Ruebner’s work. The book, which includes poems spanning Ruebner’s entire long career (he is now 90), is dedicated to his sister Litzi, who perished at the hands of the Nazis in 1942, when she was 13 years old. In an untitled poem immediately following the dedication, Ruebner writes:


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About the Author

Shoshana Olidort is a freelance writer and editor. Her work has appeared in The New Republic and The Times Literary Supplement.


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