ISBN13:978-0674081390 ISBN10: 0674081390 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0674081406 ISBN10: 0674081404
Summary: weddings of Yiddish fantasy to the reinvented traditions of contemporary Jews. His book itself is a delightful expression of the art of storytelling--it is a warm and vivid account.
Edition/Copyright:95 Cover: Publisher:Harvard University Press Year Published: 1995 International: No
This is a good book...I read [it] with admiration and pleasure...[Roskies's] analysis of Sholem Aleichem, Peretz, and Manger is masterly, his study of Singer, inspired. His book is about the most stimulating guide to the Yiddish classics available in the English language.
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I. The People of the Lost Book
2. The Master of Prayer: Nahman of Bratslav
3. The Master of Lore: Isaac Meir Dik
4. The Conjuror: I. L. Pereti
5. Mythologist of the Mundane: Sholem Aleichem
6. The Storyteller as High Priest: Der Nister
7. The Last of the Purim Players: Itzik Manger
8. The Demon as Storyteller: Isaac Bashevis Singer
9. Estates of Memory: After the Holocaust Notes Index
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