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By Ruth Wisse,David Bergelson,I. M. Weissenberg,Joseph Opatoshu,Mendele Mocher Sforim,S. Ansky

The 5 brief novellas which include this anthology have been written among 1890 and global battle I. All proportion a standard setting—the japanese eu Jewish city or shtetl, and all deal in numerous methods with a unmarried topic—the Jewish disagreement with modernity.
The authors of those novellas are one of the maximum masters of Yiddish prose. of their paintings, state-of-the-art reader will find a literary culture of substantial scope, strength, and diversity and should come nose to nose with an extremely memorable forged of characters and with a human neighborhood now irrevocably lost.

In her common advent, Professor Wisse strains the advance of recent Yiddish literature within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and describes the numerous shifts that happened among the Yiddish writers and the realm approximately which they wrote. She additionally furnishes a short advent for every novella, giving the ancient and biographical heritage and providing a severe interpretation of the work.

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