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A unique and rich anthology of Yiddish folk tales that have never before been available in English, compiled and translated by the award-winning Joachim Neugroschel, reveals the enormous breadth and depth of the Yiddish tradition. Set at the intersection of the oral folk tale and the European tradition of printed fiction, these stories provide a fascinating glimpse into four centuries of Jewish cultural life. The collection includes not only original tales, but Yiddish retellings of biblical stories, and unexpected examples of cultural osmosis such as a Yiddish version of Sir Gawain.
This utterly original compilation unlocks a unique genre of literature--perfect for English speakers looking to reclaim their lost Yiddish heritage, and for any reader interested in folk literature.
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