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Lansky, Aaron 1955-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 2,317 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: Z987, 002.075
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Aaron Lansky
Sholem Aleichem : laughing in the darkness( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of writer Sholem Aleichem, whose stories about Tevye the milkman became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Aleichem (1859-1916) was a rebellious wordsmith who created a new genre of literature and used his remarkable humor to encapsulate the realities of the Eastern European Jewish world in the late nineteenth century. Using a rich collection of archival footage, the film recreates a time in czarist Russia when Jews were second-class citizens and frequent scapegoats in times of social and political unrest
A bridge of books by Sam Ball( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Lansky tells the story of how he requested donations and started to collect Yiddish books. This led to the organization of a network of volunteers to assist in collecting, and ultimately to the establishment of the National Yiddish Book Center, a book repository and cultural center in Amherst, Mass
Outwitting history : how a young man rescued a million books and saved a vanishing civilisation by Aaron Lansky( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistic voice and implicit social theory in the early Yiddish fiction of Mendele Moykher Sforim by Aaron Lansky( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to modern Yiddish literature by Aaron Lansky( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outwitting history : the amazing adventures of a man who rescued a million Yiddish books by Aaron Lansky( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?Incredible ... Inspiring ... Important.? --Library Journal, starred review?A marvelous yarn, loaded with near-calamitous adventures and characters as memorable as Singer creations.? --The New York Post?What began as a quixotic journey was also a picaresque romp, a detective story, a profound history lesson, and a poignant evocation of a bygone world.? --The Boston Globe?Every now and again a book with near-universal appeal comes along: Outwitting History is just such a book.? --The Sunday Oregonian As a twenty-three-year-old graduate student, Aaron Lansky set out to save the world's abandoned Yiddish books before it was too late. Today, more than a million books later, he has accomplished what has been called?the greatest cultural rescue effort in Jewish history.? In Outwitting History, Lansky shares his adventures as well as the poignant and often laugh-out-loud stories he heard as he traveled the country collecting books. Introducing us to a dazzling array of writers, he shows us how an almost-lost culture is the bridge between the old world and the future--and how the written word can unite everyone who believes in the power of great literature. A Library Journal Best Book A Massachusetts Book Award Winner in Nonfiction An ALA Notable Book
Yiddish in the Soviet Union : a first-person report by Aaron Lansky( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outwitting history : the amazing adventures of a man who rescued a million Yiddish books by Aaron Lansky( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980 an entire body of Jewish literature--the physical remnant of Yiddish culture--was on the verge of extinction. Precious volumes that had survived Hitler and Stalin were being passed down from older generations of Jewish immigrants to their non-Yiddish-speaking children only to be discarded or destroyed. So Aaron Lansky, just twenty-three, issued a worldwide appeal for unwanted Yiddish works
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1 edition published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Diaspora nationalism : a history of an idea by Aaron Lansky( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Yungerman : the ongoing adventures of the National Yiddish Book Center, a report by Aaron Lansky( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Outwitting history : how a young man rescued a million books and saved a vanishing civilization by Aaron Lansky( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaspora nationalism : a history of the idea by Aaron Lansky( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Outwitting history : how a young man rescued a million books and saved a vanishing civilisation
Alternative Names
Aaron Lansky American book collector

Lanski, Aharon 1955-

Lansky, Aaron Jonathan

Лански, Эрон

לנסקי, אהרן

לנסקי, אהרן 1955-

Languages
English (50)

Hebrew (2)

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Outwitting history : the amazing adventures of a man who rescued a million Yiddish booksOutwitting history : how a young man rescued a million books and saved a vanishing civilizationOutwitting history : how a young man rescued a million books and saved a vanishing civilisation