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By Ruth Wisse,David Bergelson,I. M. Weissenberg,Joseph Opatoshu,Mendele Mocher Sforim,S. Ansky

ISBN-10: 0814318495

ISBN-13: 9780814318492

ISBN-10: 0874412013

ISBN-13: 9780874412017

The 5 brief novellas which contain this anthology have been written among 1890 and global conflict I. All proportion a standard setting—the japanese eu Jewish city or shtetl, and all deal in several methods with a unmarried topic—the Jewish war of words with modernity.
The authors of those novellas are one of the maximum masters of Yiddish prose. of their paintings, state-of-the-art reader will find a literary culture of substantial scope, strength, and diversity and should come nose to nose with a really memorable forged of characters and with a human neighborhood now irrevocably lost.

In her normal advent, Professor Wisse lines the improvement of contemporary Yiddish literature within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and describes the various shifts that came about among the Yiddish writers and the area approximately which they wrote. She additionally furnishes a short creation for every novella, giving the ancient and biographical history and supplying a severe interpretation of the work.

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