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Author Rashkịn, Leyb, 1903 or 1904-1939.

Title The people of Godlbozhits / Leyb Rashkin ; translated from the Yiddish by Jordan Finkin ; with an introduction by David Rechter
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2017
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Series Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art
Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art.
Contents Translator's foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: fact and fiction in Kazimierz Dolny / David Rechter -- The people of Godlbozhits
Summary First published in 1936, The People of Godlbozhits depicts the ordinary yet deeply complex life of a Jewish community, following the fortunes of one family and its many descendants. Set in a shtetl in Poland between the world wars, Rashkin's satiric novel offers a vivid cross-section not only of the residents' triumphs and struggles but also of their dense and complicated web of humanity. With biting humor and acerbic wit, Rashkin portrays the stratified society--the petty bourgeoisie, artisans, and proletariat--observing the crookedness at every level. The novel's brisk and oftentimes lively Yiddish prose and its colorful and irascible cast of characters give readers a Yiddish Yoknapatawpha in all its tragic absurdity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Jews -- Poland -- Fiction.
Shtetls -- Poland -- Fiction.
Poland -- History -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Jewish fiction
Historical fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Finkin, Jordan D., 1976- translator
Rechter, David, 1958- writer of introduction
LC no. 2017027955
ISBN 0815654189 (electronic bk.)
9780815654186 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles Menṭshn fun Godlbozshits. English