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Josh Friedlander
May 28, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yiddish
The brilliant and uber-snobbish Joshua Cohen, asked by the Grey Lady to recommend a favourite Jewish novelist, goes for the predictably obscure: not this one but Nadir's From Man to Man, published in 1919. But Audible had this one, so I took the plunge. A reverent introduction by a Columbia Yiddish Lit professor assures us that we are not in the territory of the truly obscure - Nadir even has an English Wikipedia page, though it isn't much - but whether Nadir's style holds up is another questio ...more
Gaele
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Stars: Overall: 5 Narration: 5 Story: 5

I adore short stories – and here’s my attempt to convert you to the form. You don’t have to invest a large span of time to get a little lift: you can always put the book or AudioBook down and do something else. When done well, short stories are complete and of the moment for themselves: authors need to set a scene, a conflict, deliver characters that enhance and tell the story, and do it all in a few words. There is little to NOT like about
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Jonathan Esterman
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
This audiobook edition is presented in an English format, thanks to the savvy translation skills of Harvey Fink. This edition is a collection of over fifty (50) different short stories by Nadir. Reviewed with a glowing recommendation by Tablet Magazine, this narration captures the essence of the Yiddish spirit and soul.

As was covered with Fink's other translated work, when it comes to selecting this audiobook narration, the question is not about content - it is about the narration. The content i
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