Dybbuk and Other Writings by S. Ansky

ISBN-10: 0300092504

ISBN-13: 9780300092509

Edition: 2002

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Description: In The Dybbuk, a drama of mystical passion and demonic possession, S. Ansky (1863 1920) brings together the saga of his own youthful rebellion against religious authority, his abiding faith in the power of the simple folk, his utopian struggle for equality, and his newfound commitment to the Jewish people. Ansky had just returned from an epoch-making ethnographic expedition through the Yiddish heartland of Eastern Europe, and what he found in the towns and townlets of the Ukraine was a religious civilization that mediated the living and the dead, the strong and the weak, the natural and the supernatural.

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

David G. Roskies is series editor of the New Yiddish Library and professor of Yiddish at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Born in a small town in Belorussia, Ansky studied in traditional Jewish schools and was also self-educated. His writing reflects his democratic ideas and love for the poor and underprivileged, which also prompted his interest in folk psychology and in folklore, its artistic reflection. Ansky gave a highly poetic and symbolic interpretation to a popular folk belief in his play The Dybbuk, which is the story of a dead soul that enters the body of a living person as a malevolent spirit. The play is a classic of Yiddish theater.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds: A Dramatic
Legend in Four Acts
Stories and Sketches
In the Tavern
The Sins of Youth
Hunger
Mendl Turk
Behind a Mask
Go Talk to a Goy!
The Tower in Rome
The Destruction of Galicia: Excerpts from a Diary, 1914-17
Bibliographical Note
Notes
Glossary
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