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Ken Frieden, Classic Yiddish Fiction: Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem and Peretz Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. 364 pp.

Nathan Cohen

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0029
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, Classic Yiddish Fiction: Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem and Peretz by Ken Frieden is presented. In contrast to the forgetfulness and neglect that is the lot of many Yiddish ... More


Language as Fate: Reflections on Jewish Literature in America

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the fate of Yiddish in America which points to an essential difference between Jewish experience in the new country and the old. It further discusses that Yiddish was the ... More


Yiddish Publishing in the Soviet Union, 1953–1991

Gennady Estraikh

in Textual Transmission in Contemporary Jewish Cultures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197516485
eISBN:
9780197516515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516485.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

In the fall of 1956, a group of British Communists visited the Soviet Union. As did a number of other delegations and individual visitors of the time, they sought to examine the extent of progress of ... More


Introduction

Leah Garrett

in The Cross and Other Jewish Stories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110692
eISBN:
9780300134698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110692.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the short fiction of American-Yiddish writer Lamed Shapiro. This volume presents some of Shapiro's works in a thematic ... More


Vienna: “This Mocking and Innocent City”

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses Vienna as an important intellectual center for Hebrew modernism. Within a few years around World War I, Hebrew and Yiddish literature blossomed in Vienna. The diaries and ... 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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