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The Stillbirth of Revolution

in Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Russian Revolution of 1917 smashed all the boundaries dividing class, gender, nationality, language, the sacred from the profane, and art from life. It is no wonder that this momentous event in ... More


Jewish Spaces and Retro-Shtetls

in Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the connection between the classic Yiddish literary imagination of the shtetl and Yiddish literature before and after World War II, focusing on the works of such authors as ... More


Fighting the Great Patriotic War

in Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and Adolf Hitler immediately pursued his plan to annihilate the Jews. More than half of the estimated 4 million Jews who lived in ... More


Soviet Literature and Theory

in From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Meir Wiener applied Marxism primarily as an analytical method in his historical studies of Yiddish literature and as an ideological worldview in his Soviet literary criticism. He sought to construct ... More


Radical Conservatism: Bashevis’s Dismissal of Modernism

Joseph Sherman

in 1929: Mapping the Jewish World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720202
eISBN:
9781479878253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720202.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter offers a reading of “Shammai Vayts,” a short story by Yiddish writer Yitskhok Bashevis, with particular emphasis on its theoretical commitment to literary realism and rejection of ... More


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