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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1966 was awarded to Nelly Sachs "for her outstanding lyrical and dramatic writing, which interprets Israel's destiny with touching strength" .

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Eclipse of the Stars

Leonie Nelly Sachs happens to be the first individual whom I know as a Nobel Laureate in literature. I was a boy of ten in rural Punjab(India) when a distant uncle; Ranjit Singh told me about her works and the Nobel Prize. I read her but could not understand anything. I empowered myself- today I know Mme Nelly like the backside of my own hands. An immense Lady whom bitterness could not embitter. I like her" Eclipse of the Stars" because of its uninterrupted beauty despite loads of pathos. Thanks.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India

Eli: A Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel (Eli, ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels)

Nelly Sachs used exquisite German, replete with images drawn from the Jewish mystification - particularly Hassidism. She seems to defy Theodor Wisengrund dictum that "after Austerwitz; it is no longer possible to create a poem". I recommend her 'Eli, A Mystery Play about Israel's Sufferings’. It depicts the sufferings of an eight year old boy in a Jewish town in Poland- a town destroyed in the war. This book affects the readers so much that, invariably, one is left wiping one's cheeks and this book's pages time and again.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India

O the Chimneys: Selected Poems

This haunting collection of poems deftly reveals how surviving can be just as tragic as dying. Every poem pierces the reader's brains with an echoing cry of, "What now?"
/Kenneth Jones, United States
I really love poems. I am curios about where she get the deep meaning in these poems.
/Wan Munir Najmi, Malaysia
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