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Bridge of Longing : The Lost Art of Yiddish Storytelling

Bridge of Longing : The Lost Art of Yiddish Storytelling - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674081406

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ISBN13: 978-0674081406
ISBN10: 0674081404
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Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1995
International: No

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Bridge of Longing : The Lost Art of Yiddish Storytelling - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674081406

David G. Roskies

ISBN13: 978-0674081406
ISBN10: 0674081404
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 1995
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

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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