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Classic Yiddish Stories of S. Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I. L. Peretz

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Two novellas by S. Y. Abramovitsh open this anthology, the first comprehensive overview of works by the three classic Yiddish authors. They describe Jewish life in Eastern Europe during the nineteenth century and introduce the reader to Abramovitsh's alter ago, Mendele the Book Peddler. Here he presents a diverse cast of characters including Isaac Abraham as tailor's appre ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Syracuse University Press
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Eleanor Potter
Oct 11, 2007 Eleanor Potter rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone.
These Yiddish tales will lead you on the trail to MORE Yiddish stories, if you fall in love with them like I did! (I should write for Reading Rainbow, no?) You sense the sadness of the Jews in their transitory state from late 19th & early 20th centuries.

Sholem Aleichem's original stories that inspired the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof will make your heart bleed!

My favorite story is entitled Hodel. The climax of this heart-wrenching story paints the tragic picture of a father who feel
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Another must read after being introduced to this author by Dara Horn's novel The World To Come!
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