WorldCat Identities

Gorelick, Ted

Works: 2 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 759 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PJ5191.E8, 839.13010803
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ted Gorelick
Classic Yiddish stories of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. Peretz by Mendele Mokher Sefarim( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 453 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
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 306 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
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.37 for Nineteen t ... to 0.50 for Classic Yi ...)

English (10)

Nineteen to the dozen : monologues and bits and bobs of other things