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The cross and other Jewish stories

Author: Lamed Shapiro; Leah Garrett
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Series: New Yiddish library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lamed Shapiro (1878-1948) was the author of groundbreaking and controversial short stories, novellas, and essays. Himself a tragic figure, Shapiro led a life marked by frequent ocean crossing, alcoholism, and failed ventures, yet his writings are models of precision, psychological insight, and daring. Shapiro focuses intently on the nature of violence: the mob violence of pogroms committed against Jews; the  Read more...
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Shapiro, Lamed, 1878-1948.
Cross and other Jewish stories.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2007
(DLC) 2006018701
(OCoLC)70045994
Named Person: Lamed Shapiro; Lamed Shapiro; Lamed Shapiro
Material Type: Biography, Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lamed Shapiro; Leah Garrett
ISBN: 9780300134698 030013469X
OCLC Number: 191746275
Language Note: Translated from the Yiddish.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 226 p.)
Contents: Pogrom tales --
The cross --
Pour out thy wrath --
In the dead town --
The kiss --
White challah --
The Jewish regime --
The old world --
Smoke --
Tiger --
Eating days --
The rebbe and the rebbetsin --
The man and his servant --
Between the fields --
Myrtle --
The new world --
At sea --
The chair --
New Yorkish.
Series Title: New Yiddish library.
Responsibility: Lamed Shapiro ; edited and with an introduction by Leah Garrett.

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