I. L. Peretz Reader

ISBN-10: 0300092458
ISBN-13: 9780300092455
Edition: 2002
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Description: Peretz is one of the most influential figures of modern Jewish culture. This book, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue and 26 stories by Peretz, also provides a detailed essay about Peretz's great visionary drama A Night in the Old Marketplace.

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Peretz is one of the most influential figures of modern Jewish culture. This book, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue and 26 stories by Peretz, also provides a detailed essay about Peretz's great visionary drama A Night in the Old Marketplace.

Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University. She is the author of "The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Language and Culture", which won a National Jewish Book Award. Her other books include "Jews and Power" (Schocken) and "The Schlemiel as Modern Hero".

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Monish
Impressions of a Journey Through the Tomaszow Region
Short Stories
Venus and Shulamith
What Is the Soul?
In the Mail Coach
Bryna's Mendl
A Musician's Death
The Pious Cat
The Golem
The Shabbes Goy
The Poor Boy
Bontshe Shvays
Kabbalists
A Contribution for a Wedding
The Dead Town
Uncle Shakhne and Aunt Yakhne
If Not Higher
A Conversation
Between Two Mountains
The Missing Melody
Stories
Revelation, or, The Story of the Billy Goat
The Magician
Three Gifts
Downcast Eyes
A Chapter of the Psalms
A Pinch of Snuff
Yom Kippur in Hell
My Memoirs
A Night in the Old Marketplace
Afterword
Notes
Glossary

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