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The Aesthetics of Jewish Primitivism I: Der Nister’s Literary Abstraction

Samuel J. Spinner

in Jewish Primitivism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781503628274
eISBN:
9781503628281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503628274.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The avant-garde short stories of the Yiddish writer Der Nister were a form of primitivist literary abstraction, fracturing the narrator-ego into a kaleidoscopic and disorienting landscape, thereby ... More


Desire, Destiny, and Death: Fantasy and Reality in Soviet Yiddish Literature around 1929

Mikhail Krutikov

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/9780814720202.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the convergence of fantasy and reality in Yiddish literature produced in the Soviet Union around 1929. It first considers a series of high-profile ideological campaigns in the ... More


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