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

Classic Yiddish Stories of S. Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I. L. Peretz( )
Editor: Frieden, Ken
Translator: Frieden, Ken
Gorelick, Ted
Wex, Michael
Author: Abramovitsh, S. Y.
Aleichem, Sholem
Peretz, I. L.
Series title:Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Ser.
Publication Date:Mar 2004
Publisher:Syracuse University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

Two novellas by S. Y. Abramovitsh open this collection of the best short works by three influential nineteenth-century Jewish authors. Abra- movitsh's alter ego--Mendele the Book Peddler--introduces himself and narrates both The Little Man and Fishke the Lame. His cast of characters includes Isaac Abraham as tailor's apprentice, choirboy, and corrupt businessman; Mendele's friend Wine 'n' Candles Alter; and Fishke, who travels through the Ukraine with a caravan of beggars.

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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Anthologies (Multiple Authors)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.34 x 9.22 x 0.75 Inches
Book Weight:1.129 Pounds
Author Biography
Abramovitsh, S. Y. (Editor)
Sholom Aleichem (Hebrew greeting meaning "Peace be unto you!") was born near Pereyaslav, Ukraine, and settled in the United States two years before his death. The most popular and beloved of all Yiddish writers, he wrote with humor and tenderness about the Yiddish-speaking Jews of Eastern Europe and won the title "the Jewish Mark Twain".

One of his creations, Tevye the Dairyman, has become world famous, thanks to the highly successful Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, which is based on Sholom Aleichem's Tevye stories. Although he also wrote plays and novels, it is for his short stories and his humorous monologues that Sholom Aleichem is best remembered.


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