Sharon H. Nelson

A Broken Vessel

Delta Canada, 1972, 60 pp.

Cover Art by Seymour Segal

(out of print)

Jerusalem the Golden

A Broken Vessel introduces themes and subjects with which I still work, among them how we use symbolic, mythic, and religious structures and literature itself in constructing social organization, and the ramifications of scriptural, liturgical, and literary works and their interpretations for family, social, political, and sexual relations. This sonorous, rebellious, protofeminist, and very Jewish book was met by resounding silence, and to my knowledge it has never been reviewed.

Sharon H. Nelson. 15 March 1999.