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Author Kulbak, Moshe, 1896-1940, author.

Title The Zelmenyaners : a family saga / Moyshe Kulbak ; translated by Hillel Halkin ; introduction and notes by Sasha Senderovich
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 267 pages)
Series The new Yiddish library
New Yiddish library.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part One -- Part Two
Summary "This is the first complete English-language translation of a classic of Yiddish literature, one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century. The Zelmenyaners describes the travails of a Jewish family in Minsk that is torn asunder by the new Soviet reality. Four generations are depicted in riveting and often uproarious detail as they face the profound changes brought on by the demands of the Soviet regime and its collectivist, radical secularism. The resultant intergenerational showdowns - including disputes over the introduction of electricity, radio, or electric trolley - are rendered with humor, pathos, and a finely controlled satiric pen. Moyshe Kulbak, a contemporary of the Soviet Jewish writer Isaac Babel, picks up where Sholem Aleichem left off a generation before, exploring in this book the transformation of Jewish life."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Jewish families -- Belarus -- Minsk -- Fiction
Jews -- Belarus -- Minsk -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
FICTION -- Family Life.
FICTION -- General.
Jewish families.
Jews -- Social life and customs.
Minsk (Belarus) -- Fiction
Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936 -- Fiction
Belarus -- Minsk.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Halkin, Hillel, 1939- translator.
Senderovich, Sasha, writer of introduction.
ISBN 0300188951
Other Titles Zelmenyaner. English