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Poor Matza
Avrom Reisen
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Poor Matza

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Avrom Reisen (1876-1953) was an acclaimed and prolific Yiddish poet and short story writer for the American Yiddish dailies.This is a superb translation by Harvey Fink of some of Reisen's best short stories. At the time of Reisen's death, the Jewish Spectator wrote: "There are many Yiddish writers who owe their success to Reisen's encouragement. For years he published and ...more
Published (first published January 1st 2010)
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Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reisen is renowned as one of the great Yiddish short story writers. After reading this brilliant collection, I understand why.
Jonathan Esterman
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Listening to this audiobook narration reminds me of some of my Jewish ancestors, carrying a similar narrative voice. The audio is narrated smoothly and delicately, providing an authentic feel for the reader, despite this book having been translated from Yiddish to English prior to recording.

Reisen includes several short tales in this collection that was translated by Harvey Fink for our enjoyment. If you are considering this audiobook, the question is not if you would enjoy the content, but rath
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