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Zikhroynes un Bilder: Shtetl, Kinder Yorn, Shraybers

ISBN-10: 0979815614
ISBN-13: 9780979815614
Edition: 2014
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Description: Memories and Scenes: Shtetl, Childhood, Writers is the first English translation of eleven autobiographical short stories by the 19th century Eastern European Yiddish writer, Jacob Dinezon (1852-1919). A beloved and successful Jewish novelist who  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Jewish Storyteller Press
Publication date: 8/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Memories and Scenes: Shtetl, Childhood, Writers is the first English translation of eleven autobiographical short stories by the 19th century Eastern European Yiddish writer, Jacob Dinezon (1852-1919). A beloved and successful Jewish novelist who championed Yiddish as a literary language, Dinezon befriended and mentored almost every major literary figure of his day, including the three classic writers of modern Yiddish literature, Sholem Abramovitsh (Mendele Moykher Sforim), Sholem Aleichem, and Isaac Leybush Peretz. Though Dinezon's place in the development of Yiddish literature has been neglected over time, the publication of these stories sets him firmly in the ranks of his fellow Yiddish writers for current and future generations. Through poignantly drawn characters and keen observations, Dinezon provides a firsthand look into 19th century shtetl life and a treasure trove of Yiddish history, culture and values.

Jane Peppler is a musician and Yiddish translator. Follow her research on obscure Yiddish songs of the Jazz Age at http://polishjewishcabaret.com and find her books, cds, and songbooks at http://yiddishemporium.com

Scott Hilton Davis is a life-long storyteller with a thirty-five-year career as a producer of documentaries and dramas for public television. His many awards include seven Emmys.He is the author of Souls Are Flying! A Celebration of Jewish Stories and Between Heaven and Earth, four one-act plays based on the short stories of I. L. Peretz. In 2007, Scott founded Jewish Storyteller Press to bring the works of 19th century Jewish writers to 21st century readers.His current passion is to recover the works of the once-beloved Yiddish writer Jacob Dinezon and make them available to a new generation of readers.

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