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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 struggle I. All percentage a standard setting—the jap eu Jewish city or shtetl, and all deal in numerous methods with a unmarried topic—the Jewish war of words with modernity.
The authors of those novellas are one of the maximum masters of Yiddish prose. of their paintings, modern-day reader will find a literary culture of substantial scope, strength, and diversity and may come nose to nose with a really memorable solid of characters and with a human neighborhood now irrevocably lost.

In her basic advent, Professor Wisse strains the improvement of contemporary Yiddish literature within the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and describes the various shifts that came about among the Yiddish writers and the area approximately which they wrote. She additionally furnishes a short creation for every novella, giving the old and biographical heritage and supplying a severe interpretation of the work.

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