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A bridge of longing : the lost art of Yiddish storytelling

Author: David G Roskies
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on authors: Nahman of Bratslav, Isaac Meir Dik, I.L. Peretz, Sholem Aleichem, Der Nister, Itzik Manger, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roskies, David G., 1948-
Bridge of longing.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)648357719
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Roskies
ISBN: 0674081390 9780674081390
OCLC Number: 31816333
Description: x, 419 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The People of the Lost Book --
2. The Master of Prayer: Nahman of Bratslav --
3. The Master of Lore: Isaac Meir Dirk --
4. The Conjuror: I.L. Peretz --
5. Mythologist of the Mundane: Sholem Aleichem --
6. The Storyteller as High Priest: Der Nister --
7. The Last of the Purim Players: Itzik Manger --
8. The Demon as Storyteller: Isaac Bashevis Singer --
9. Estates of Memory: After the Holocaust.
Responsibility: David G. Roskies.

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This text describes how Yiddish storytelling became the politics of rescue for generations of displaced Jewish artists, embodying their hopes and fears in the languages of tradition. It suggests that  Read more...

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