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The shtetl

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The shtetl
Call No: 839.09 S561

Call Number839.09 S561
Dates[1979]; ©1979
Statement of ResponsibilityTranslated and edited by Joachim Neugroschel.
Creators & ContributorsNeugroschel, Joachim (editor)
Neugroschel, Joachim (translator)
Ashkenazi, Yaakov ben Yitzchak (contributor)
Naḥman, of Bratslav (contributor)
Axenfeld, Israel (contributor)
Peretz, Isaac Leib (contributor)
Mendele Mokher Sefarim (contributor)
Bergelson, David (contributor)
Reisen, Abraham (contributor)
Sholem Aleichem (contributor)
Shapiro, Lamed (contributor)
Weissenberg, Isaac Meir (contributor)
Markish, Peretz (contributor)
Bimko, F. (Fishl) (contributor)
Kulbak, Moshe (contributor)
Nister (contributor)
SummaryCollection of Yiddish tales depicting Jewish life in the shtetls in Eastern Europe.
ContentsIntroduction. Mirror Maze

Part One. The Religious Roots, the Creation of the World and the Destruction of the World
  • Tsene-rene: The Creation / Jacob Ben Isaac Ashkenazi
  • Tales of the Baal Shem Tov / Anonymous
  • Tales of the Prophet Elijah / Anonymous
  • A Tale of a Lame Man / Nakhman of Bratslev
Part Two. The Jewish Enlightenment
  • The Headband / Yisroel Aksenfeld
  • A Woman's Fury / Yitzik Leyb Peretz
  • The Travels of Benjamin the Third / Mendele Moykher-Sforim
Part Three. Tradition and Modernism
  • The Convert / Dovid Bergelson
  • The Dog / Avrom Reyzen
  • The Creek / Avrom Reyzen
  • Stempeniu: A Jewish Romance / Sholom Aleichem
  • When All Is Said and Done / Dovid Bergelson
  • The Kiss / Lamed Shapiro
  • Joseph Shorr / Dovid Bergelson
  • A Tale of a Goat / Y.M. Weissenberg
Part Four. War, Revolution, Destruction
  • Generations / Peretz Markish
  • The Draft / Fishel Bimko
  • Acquiring a Graveyard / Avrom Reyzen
  • Monday / Moyshe Kulbak
  • Meyer Landshaft / Der Nister
Physical Description 572 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translations from Yiddish by Joachim Neugroschel.
PublisherNew York : Richard Marek Publishers
RecognitionGifted in 2014 by Andrew Rosengarten

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Naḥman, of Bratslav (contributor)

Axenfeld, Israel (contributor)

Peretz, Isaac Leib (contributor)

Bergelson, David (contributor)

Reisen, Abraham (contributor)

Sholem Aleichem (contributor)

Shapiro, Lamed (contributor)

Markish, Peretz (contributor)

Bimko, F. (Fishl) (contributor)

Kulbak, Moshe (contributor)

Nister (contributor)