The Shtetl: A Creative Anthology of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe

by Joachim Neugroschel

Book, 1989

Barcode

123458459

Call number

185 NEU

Genres

Publication

Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1989.

Description

This marvellous collection of Yiddish classics, some never before translated into English, offers a full and wonderfully vivid array of shtetl life from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Translated and edited by one of the foremost experts on Yiddish literature and 3-time winner of the PEN translation prize, this unique collection includes not only early religious writings and engaging Hassidic yarns but also colourful stories of latter-day realism, fantasy and satire. '...a lively - and sometimes tragic - history of a vanished civilisation' - Chicago Tribune

Original language

Yiddish

Original publication date

1979

ISBN

087951356X / 9780879513566

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