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Title Classic Yiddish stories of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. Peretz / edited by Ken Frieden ; translated by Ken Frieden, Ted Gorelick, and Michael Wex
Edition 1st paperback ed
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (1 online resource (xviii, 286 pages)) : illustrations, digital file
Series Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art
Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art.
Contents Abramovitsh : The liitle man -- Fishke the lame ; Aleichem : Hodel -- Chava -- Holiday dainties ; Advice ; Joseph ; A business with a greenhorn ; Peretz : Shtrayml -- Kabbalists -- Teachings of the Hasidim -- The rebbe's pipe -- If not higher -- Between two mountains
Summary "Two novellas by S.Y. Abramovitsh open this collection of the best short works by three influential nineteenth-century Jewish authors, Abramovitsh's alter ego - Mendele the Book Peddler - introduces himself and narrates both The Little Man and Fishke the Lame. His cast of characters includes Isaac Abraham as tailor's apprentice, choirboy, and corrupt businessman; Mendele's friend Wine 'n' Candles Alter; and Fishke, who travels through the Ukraine with a caravan of beggars." "Sholem Aleichem's lively stories reintroduce us to Tevye, the gregarious dairyman, as he describes the pleasures of raising his independent-minded daughters. These are followed by short monologues in which Aleichem gives voice to unforgettable characters from Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side. Finally, I.L. Peretz's neo-hasidic tales draw on hasidic tradition in the service of modern literature." "These stories provide an unsentimental look back at Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Although
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-286)
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Subject Peretz, Isaac Leib, 1851 or 1852-1915 -- Translations into English
Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916 -- Translations into English
Mendele Mokher Sefarim, 1835-1917 -- Translations into English
Mendele Mokher Sefarim, 1835-1917
Peretz, Isaac Leib, 1851 or 1852-1915
Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
Jews -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Short stories, Yiddish -- Translations into English
FICTION -- General.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- German.
Jews -- Social life and customs
Short stories, Yiddish
Genre/Form Fiction
Form Electronic book
Author Wex, Michael, 1954-
Gorelick, Ted
Frieden, Ken, 1955-
Peretz, Isaac Leib, 1851 or 1852-1915. Short stories. Selections. English
Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916. Short stories. Selections. English.
Mendele Mokher Sefarim, 1835-1917. Short stories. Selections. English
ISBN 9780815650881