Emma Lazarus

Lazarus, {{circa|1872}} Emma Lazarus (July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887) was a Jewish author of poetry, prose, and translations in the United States, as well as an activist for Jewish causes.

She wrote the sonnet "The New Colossus" in 1883. Its lines appear inscribed on a bronze plaque, installed in 1903, on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. The last stanza of the sonnet was set to music by Irving Berlin as the song "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" for the 1949 musical ''Miss Liberty'', which was based on the sculpting of the Statue of Liberty (''Liberty Enlightening the World''). The last stanza was also set by Lee Hoiby in his song "The Lady of the Harbor" written in 1985 as part of his song cycle "Three Women".

Lazarus was also the author of ''Poems and Translations'' (New York, 1867); ''Admetus, and other Poems'' (1871); ''Alide: An Episode of Goethe's Life'' (Philadelphia, 1874); ''Poems and Ballads of Heine'' (New York, 1881); ''Poems, 2 Vols.''; ''Narrative, Lyric and Dramatic''; as well as ''Jewish Poems and Translations''. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887.
Published 1990
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by Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856.
Published 1880
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