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The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem

Author : Jeremy Dauber
Publisher : Schocken
Page : 482 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2013-10-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780805242782

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The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem by Jeremy Dauber Pdf

Part of the Jewish Encounters series The first comprehensive biography of one of the most beloved authors of all time: the creator of Tevye the Dairyman, the collection of stories that inspired Fiddler on the Roof. Novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist, and editor, Sholem Aleichem was one of the founding giants of modern Yiddish literature. The creator of a pantheon of characters who have been immortalized in books and plays, he provided readers throughout the world with a fascinating window into the world of Eastern European Jews as they began to confront the forces of cultural, political, and religious modernity that tore through the Russian Empire in the final decades of the nineteenth century. But just as compelling as the fictional lives of Tevye, Golde, Menakhem-Mendl, and Motl was Sholem Aleichem’s own life story. Born Sholem Rabinovich in Ukraine in 1859, he endured an impoverished childhood, married into fabulous wealth, and then lost it all through bad luck and worse business sense. Turning to his pen to support himself, he switched from writing in Russian and Hebrew to Yiddish, in order to create a living body of literature for the Jewish masses. He enjoyed spectacular success as both a writer and a performer of his work throughout Europe and the United States, and his death in 1916 was front-page news around the world; a New York Times editorial mourned the loss of “the Jewish Mark Twain.” But his greatest fame lay ahead of him, as the English-speaking world began to discover his work in translation and to introduce his characters to an audience that would extend beyond his wildest dreams. In Jeremy Dauber’s magnificent biography, we encounter a Sholem Aleichem for the ages. (With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations)

The World of Sholom Aleichem

Author : Maurice Samuel
Publisher : Vallentine Mitchell
Page : 333 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 1973
Category : Jews
ISBN : 0853031592

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Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories

Author : Sholem Aleichem
Publisher : Schocken
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2011-08-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307795243

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Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories by Sholem Aleichem Pdf

Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized in the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and film adaptations. And no Yiddish writer was more beloved than Tevye’s creator, Sholem Rabinovich (1859–1916), the “Jewish Mark Twain,” who wrote under the pen name of Sholem Aleichem. Beautifully translated by Hillel Halkin, here is Sholem Aleichem’s heartwarming and poignant account of Tevye and his daughters, together with the “Railroad Stories,” twenty-one tales that examine human nature and modernity as they are perceived by men and women riding the trains from shtetl to shtetl.

Moshkeleh the Thief

Author : Sholem Aleichem
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 88 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2021-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780827618763

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Moshkeleh the Thief by Sholem Aleichem Pdf

This first English translation of Sholom Aleichem's rediscovered novel, Moshkeleh the Thief, has a riveting plot, an unusual love story, and a keenly observed portrayal of an underclass Jew replete with characters never before been seen in Yiddish literature. The eponymous hero, Moshkeleh, is a robust chap and horse thief. When Tsireleh, daughter of a tavern keeper, flees to a monastery with the man she loves--a non-Jew she met at the tavern--the humiliated tavern keeper's family turns to Moshkeleh for help, not knowing he too is in love with her. For some unknown reason, this innovative novel does not appear in the standard twenty-eight-volume edition of Sholom Aleichem's collected works, published after his death. Strikingly, Moshkeleh the Thief shows Jews interacting with non-Jews in the Russian Pale of Settlement--a groundbreaking theme in modern Yiddish literature. This novel is also important for Sholom Aleichem's approach to his material. Yiddish literature had long maintained a tradition of edelkeyt, refinement. Authors eschewed violence, the darker side of life, and people on the fringe of respectability. Moshkeleh thus enters a Jewish arena not hitherto explored in a novel.

Classic Yiddish Fiction

Author : Ken Frieden
Publisher : SUNY Press
Page : 382 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 1995-01-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0791426017

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Classic Yiddish Fiction by Ken Frieden Pdf

Revisits fiction by the three major Yiddish authors who wrote between 1864 and 1916, exploring their literary and social worlds.

Jewish Comedy: A Serious History

Author : Jeremy Dauber
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2017-10-31
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780393247886

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Jewish Comedy: A Serious History by Jeremy Dauber Pdf

Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award “Dauber deftly surveys the whole recorded history of Jewish humour.” —Economist In a major work of scholarship that explores the funny side of some very serious business (and vice versa), Jeremy Dauber examines the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter. Organizing Jewish comedy into “seven strands”—including the satirical, the witty, and the vulgar—he traces the ways Jewish comedy has mirrored, and sometimes even shaped, the course of Jewish history. Dauber also explores the classic works of such masters of Jewish comedy as Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Philip Roth, Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, and Larry David, among many others.


Author : Sholem Aleichem
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 1913
Category : Electronic
ISBN : MINN:31951002295467S

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From the Fair

Author : Sholom Aleichem
Publisher : Plunkett Lake Press
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2019-08-16
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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From the Fair by Sholom Aleichem Pdf

Sholom Aleichem (1859-1916) began writing his autobiography when he was 49 and was still working on it when he died at age 57. He considered From the Fair his greatest achievement, a book that combined the story of his life and a cultural and spiritual history of his times. Sholom Aleichem called it “my book of books, the Song of Songs of my soul.” In 1908, a Russian newspaper in Kiev asked for an autobiographical sketch, and Sholom Aleichem decided to use a third-person narrative voice for what became a memoir. From the Fair was published in short installments, serialized for newspaper readers. It takes us from the author’s childhood in a Pale of Settlement shtetl to his first love and his early attempts at writing fiction and drama. “I, Sholom Aleichem the writer, will tell the true story of Sholom Aleichem the man,” he writes, “informally and without adornments and embellishments, as if an absolute stranger were talking, yet one who accompanied him everywhere, even to the seven divisions of hell.” The result is essential background for Sholom Aleichem’s works of fiction. Curt Leviant is a prizewinning novelist, author of The Yemenite Girl and Passion in the Desert. His short stories and novellas have been published in many magazines and have been included in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories and other anthologies. He has won the Wallant Prize, an O. Henry Award, and is a Fellow in Literature of the National Endowment for the Arts. A frequent lecturer on Yiddish and Hebrew literature, he has also translated three other Sholom Aleichem collections.

Wonder of Wonders

Author : Alisa Solomon
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2013-10-22
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780805095296

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Wonder of Wonders by Alisa Solomon Pdf

A sparkling and eye-opening history of the Broadway musical that changed the world In the half-century since its premiere, Fiddler on the Roof has had an astonishing global impact. Beloved by audiences the world over, performed from rural high schools to grand state theaters, Fiddler is a supremely potent cultural landmark. In a history as captivating as its subject, award-winning drama critic Alisa Solomon traces how and why the story of Tevye the milkman, the creation of the great Yiddish writer Sholem-Aleichem, was reborn as blockbuster entertainment and a cultural touchstone, not only for Jews and not only in America. It is a story of the theater, following Tevye from his humble appearance on the New York Yiddish stage, through his adoption by leftist dramatists as a symbol of oppression, to his Broadway debut in one of the last big book musicals, and his ultimate destination—a major Hollywood picture. Solomon reveals how the show spoke to the deepest conflicts and desires of its time: the fraying of tradition, generational tension, the loss of roots. Audiences everywhere found in Fiddler immediate resonance and a usable past, whether in Warsaw, where it unlocked the taboo subject of Jewish history, or in Tokyo, where the producer asked how Americans could understand a story that is "so Japanese." Rich, entertaining, and original, Wonder of Wonders reveals the surprising and enduring legacy of a show about tradition that itself became a tradition. Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles.

Wandering Stars

Author : Sholem Aleichem
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 456 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0670020524

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Wandering Stars by Sholem Aleichem Pdf

Finds Reisel, the daughter of a poor cantor, and Liebel, a rich man's son, falling under the spell of a traveling Yiddish acting company and separated by managers who would exploit their talents.

Adventures of Mottel, the Cantor's Son

Author : Shalom Aleichem
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1961
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:902303106

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Adventures of Mottel, the Cantor's Son by Shalom Aleichem Pdf

The Adventures of Menahem-Mendl

Author : Sholem Aleichem
Publisher : Sholom Aleichem Family Publications
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 1969
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UCAL:B4369613

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The Adventures of Menahem-Mendl by Sholem Aleichem Pdf

Letters between a husband and wife provide another magical glimpse into the world of Sholom Aleichem.

Translating Sholem Aleichem

Author : Gennady Estraikh
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2017-07-05
Category : Foreign Language Study
ISBN : 9781351538657

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Translating Sholem Aleichem by Gennady Estraikh Pdf

Sholem Aleichem, whose 150th anniversary was commemorated in March 2009, remains one of the most popular Yiddish authors. But few people today are able to read the original. Since the 1910s, however, Sholem Aleichem's works have been known to a wider international audience through numerous translations, and through film and theatre adaptations, most famouslyFiddler on the Roof. This volume examines those translations published in Europe, with the aim of investigating how the specific European contexts might have shaped translations of Yiddish literature. With the contributions: Olga Litvak- Found in Translation: Sholem Aleichem and the Myth of the Ideal Yiddish Reader Alexander Frenkel- Sholem Aleichem as a Self-Translator Eugenia Prokop-Janiec- Sholem Aleichem and the Polish-Jewish Literary Audience Gennady Estraikh- Soviet Sholem Aleichem Roland Gruschka- 'Du host zikh a denkmol af eybik geshtelt': The Sovietization and Heroization of Sholem Aleichem in the 1939 Jubilee Poems Mikhail Krutikov- A Man for All Seasons: Translating Sholem Aleichem into Soviet Ideological Idiom Gabriella Safran- Four English Pots and the Evolving Translatability of Sholem Aleichem Sabine Koller- On (Un)Translatability: Sholem Aleichem's Ayznban-geshikhtes (Railroad Stories) in German Translation Alexandra Hoffman- Laughing Matters: Translation and Irony in 'Der gliklekhster in Kodne' Kerstin Hoge- Lost in Marienbad: On the Literary Use of the Linguistic Openness of Yiddish Anna Verschik- Sholem Aleichem in Estonian: Creating a Tradition Jan Schwarz- Speaking Tevye der milkhiker in Translation: Performance, Humour, and World Literature

In the Demon's Bedroom

Author : Jeremy Asher Dauber
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 417 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2010-01-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780300141757

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In the Demon's Bedroom by Jeremy Asher Dauber Pdf

This important study is the first to offer a sustained look at a variety of early modern Yiddish masterworks--and their writers and readers--paying particular attention to their treatment of supernatural themes and beings.

Jewish Children

Author : Sholem Aleichem
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 1921
Category : Jewish fiction
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004899600

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Jewish Children by Sholem Aleichem Pdf