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Classic Yiddish Fiction (Suny Series, Modern Jewish Literature & Culture)

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Publisher Comments:

Yiddish literature, despite its remarkable achievements during an era bounded by Russian reforms in the 1860s and the First World War, has never before been surveyed by a scholarly monograph in English. Classic Yiddish Fiction provides an overview and interprets the Yiddish fiction of S. Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I. L. Peretz. While analyzing their works, Frieden situates these three authors in their literary world and in relation to their cultural contexts. Two or three generations ago, Yiddish was the primary language of Jews in Europe and America. Today, following the Nazi genocide and half a century of vigorous assimilation, Yiddish is sinking into oblivion. By providing a bridge to the lost continent of Yiddish literature, Frieden returns to those European traditions. This journey back to Ashkenazic origins also encompasses broader horizons, since the development of Yiddish culture in Europe and America parallels the history of other ethnic traditions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791426029
Author:
Frieden, Ken
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Location:
Albany, NY :
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Social problems in literature
Subject:
Sholem Aleichem
Subject:
Peretz, isaac loeb, 1851-1915
Subject:
Satire, Yiddish -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Satire, Yiddish
Subject:
Literatura hebraica
Subject:
Mendele Mokher Sefarim
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Suny Series, Modern Jewish Literature & Culture
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
August 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.95x5.90x.82 in. 1.12 lbs.

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