Esther Schor “Emma Lazarus”

October 27th, 2006

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Nineteenth century poet Emma Lazarus is best known for one poem, “The New Colossus,” which is engraved on a bronze plaque mounted inside the Statue of Liberty. Her lines, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” are familiar to millions.

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Lazarus was a prodigy with a great future, but died young and was forgotten. Now her life is told in a new book by poet and Princeton English professor Esther Schor called “Emma Lazarus.”

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