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Frieden, Ken 1955-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 7,163 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short stories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor
Classifications: PJ5054.A755, 892.436
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ken Frieden
Genius and monologue by Ken Frieden( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Yiddish fiction : Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and Peretz by Ken Frieden( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yiddish literature, despite its remarkable achievements during an era bounded by Russian reforms in the 1860s and the First World War, has never before been surveyed by a scholarly monograph in English. Classic Yiddish Fiction provides an overview and interprets the Yiddish fiction of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. Peretz. While analyzing their works, Frieden situates these three authors in their literary world and in relation to their cultural contexts. Two or three generations ago, Yiddish was the primary language of Jews in Europe and America. Today, following the Nazi genocide and half a century of vigorous assimilation, Yiddish is sinking into oblivion. By providing a bridge to the lost continent of Yiddish literature, Frieden returns to those European traditions. This journey back to Ashkenazic origins also encompasses broader horizons, since the development of Yiddish culture in Europe and America parallels the history of other ethnic traditions
Freud's dream of interpretation by Ken Frieden( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of Mendele the Book Peddler : Fishke the Lame and Benjamin the Third by Mendele Mokher Sefarim( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novellas from the founder of modern Yiddish fiction, depicting smalltown Jewish life in 19th Century Russia. One novella, The Brief Travels of Benjamin the Third, describes the comical misadventures of a Quixote-Panza pair who set off to see the world outside their town
Nineteen to the dozen : monologues and bits and bobs of other things by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of amusing Yiddish stories on such topics as marriage, matchmaking, doctors, rabbis and authority. They were written early this century
Classic Yiddish stories of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. Peretz by Ken Frieden( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two novellas by S.Y. Abramovitsh open this collection of the best short works by three influential nineteenth-century Jewish authors, Abramovitsh's alter ego - Mendele the Book Peddler - introduces himself and narrates both The Little Man and Fishke the Lame. His cast of characters includes Isaac Abraham as tailor's apprentice, choirboy, and corrupt businessman; Mendele's friend Wine 'n' Candles Alter; and Fishke, who travels through the Ukraine with a caravan of beggars." "Sholem Aleichem's lively stories reintroduce us to Tevye, the gregarious dairyman, as he describes the pleasures of raising his independent-minded daughters. These are followed by short monologues in which Aleichem gives voice to unforgettable characters from Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side. Finally, I.L. Peretz's neo-hasidic tales draw on hasidic tradition in the service of modern literature." "These stories provide an unsentimental look back at Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Although nostalgia occasionally colors their prose, the writers were social critics who understood the shortcomings of shtetl life. For the general reader, these translations breathe new life into the extraordinary worlds of Yiddish literature. The introduction, glossary and biographical essays contemporaneous to each author put those worlds into context, making the book indispensable to students and scholars of Yiddish culture."--Jacket
Nathan and His Wives : a novel by Meron Ḥ Izaḳson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Century in the life of Sholem Aleichem's Tevye by Ken Frieden( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Badenheim 1939 by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sampling of Jewish middle class life arrives at a resort town near Vienna in 1939 along with the bland inspectors from the "Sanitation department."
Who will die last : stories of life in Israel by David Ehrlich( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four stories by Etgar Keret( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in translation : sea tales at the source of Jewish fiction by Ken Frieden( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between Yiddish and Hebrew( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveler disguised; a study in the rise of modern Yiddish fiction in the nineteenth century by Dan Miron( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exposition of writer S.Y. Abramovitsh explores the symbolic importance of his central character, Mendele the Bookseller, and the history of Yiddish fiction in Russia during the nineteenth century
Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Yiddish Fiction: Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and Peretz (SUNY Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture) by Ken Frieden( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From our springtime : literary memoirs and portraits of Yiddish New York by Reuben Iceland( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Freud's Dream of Interpretation (SUNY Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture) by Ken Frieden( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Borderlines( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Who Will Die Last?: Stories of Life in Israel by Project Muse( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Classic Yiddish fiction : Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and Peretz
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English (66)

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Tales of Mendele the Book Peddler : Fishke the Lame and Benjamin the ThirdNineteen to the dozen : monologues and bits and bobs of other thingsClassic Yiddish stories of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. PeretzNathan and His Wives : a novelCentury in the life of Sholem Aleichem's TevyeBadenheim 1939Four storiesA traveler disguised; a study in the rise of modern Yiddish fiction in the nineteenth century