|Message||Unjustly disregarded, Litvinoff was one of postwar Britain's few writers of distinction, and unequalled in his exploration of the dilemmas and difficulties of being Jewish. But today's publishing 'industry'can hardly be expected to restore him to the attention he merits; 'the market' would not permit it, and we are all the poorer for it.|
Private Message added 30-10-11
|Message||It is with much sadness to make any comment on Emanuel's life with particular relevance. And his children will be indebted to this end. I can recall Emanuel's momentary influence in all periods of disaster. It rises above the mutual concern to greet the potent identity that is so captivating about his work.|
|Message||Had not heard of him until i read his obituary and have now just read nearly the entirety of 'Journey Through A Small World'. I would have loved to meet him, i get the feeling he would been wonderful at telling stories himself but also because those stories would have been on the subject of a world that has long since dissapeared.|
|Message||hey aaron, i send my condolences on the passing of your father. he was a really great author and i think time will tell that his work will grow in appreciation and influence, i feel strongly that it will.|
out of all the writers i interviewed on the east end, your father was definitely the most powerful and the most esoteric. he was able to transcend beyond the east end, where quite a few writers never left there. but he was also able to put it in context both historically and metaphysically. he was a superb intellect and his work deserves a lot more appreciation and study. especially, for me, the strong level of mystical awareness of suffering that is expressed in much of his poetry.
warm wishes to you and your family, elliott tucker
|Message||Dear Mr. Litvinoff,|
Thank you for your courage and your life's work. May best wishes follow you wherever you go next.
|Message||It was an absolute privilege to meet and get to know Emanuel. |
He was the most gentle of men, atractive,charming,warm and unassuming.
I particularly loved his voice and will really miss it.
I loved the imagery in his poems "For Julian " and "For Veda".
His poetry has not been given the recognition it deserves.It is up there with all the greats -Keats,Shakespeare,Hardy,Wordsworth and T S Eliot, His poetry, I think, and his other works should at least be on every school curriculum.
I look forward to that.
|Message||I am very sad to hear of your father’s passing. He was an extraordinary artist, a passionate & brilliant fighter for what he believed in,|
a sweet man to meet and to know, a fine friend, an influential critic. He made a difference to the world, we are so much the poorer for his passing. I share in your sense of loss. I just feel lucky that I met him & was able to read his books & taste the rich flavour of the dear man. I wish you & all your family a long & fruitful life. love,
|Message||HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST UNSUNG HEROS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN JEWS OWE HIM THEIR FREEDOM. FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS HE CARRIED ON THE STRUGGLE FOR SOVIET JEWS WHEN VERY FEW BELIEVED IN THIS CAUSE. I AM PROUD OF HAVING BEEN HIS FRIEND. TO YOU AND YOUR MOTHER I EXPRESS MY HEARTFELT FEELINGS OF SYMPATHY. I FOR ONE SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AS A GREAT FRIEND AND A DEVOTED SON OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, WHO WON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AN EVIL EMPIRE|
AMBASSADOR MEIR ROSENNE
Private Message added 28-09-11