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The I.L. Peretz Reader.

Author: I L Peretz; Ruth R Wisse
Publisher: Newburyport : Yale University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852-1915) is one of the most influential figures of modern Jewish culture. Born in Poland and dedicated to Yiddish culture, he recognized that Jews needed to adapt to their times while preserving their cultural heritage, and his captivating and beautiful writings explore the complexities inherent in the struggle between tradition and the desire for progress. This book, which presents a memoir,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Peretz, I.L.
I.L. Peretz Reader.
Newburyport : Yale University Press, ©2013
Named Person: Isaac Leib Peretz; Isaac Leib Peretz
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I L Peretz; Ruth R Wisse
ISBN: 9781480441064 1480441066
OCLC Number: 892245501
Description: 1 online resource (500 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Monish; Impressions of a Journey Through the Tomaszow Region; Prologue; Faith and Trust; Just Go!; What Does a Jewsih Woman Need?; Number 42; The Maskil; The Rabbi of Tishevitz; A Little Boy?; The Rabbi of Yartsiev; Lashchev; First Try; Second Try; At the Slaughterer''s; The Rabbi of skul''s Widow; Insured; The Fire''s Victim; The Emigrant; The Lunatic; Profiles; The Hidden Saint; The Informer; The Pond; Short Stories; Venus and Shulamith; What Is the Soul?; In the Mail Coach; Bryna''s Mendl. A Musician''s DeathThe Pious Cat; The Golem; The Shabbes Goy; Tne Poor Boy; Bontshe Shvayg; Kabbalists; A Contribution for a Wedding; The Dead Town; Uncle Shakhne and Aunt Yakhne; If Not Higher; A Conversation; Between Two Mountains; The Missing Melody; Stories; Revelation, or, The Story of the Billy Goat; The Magician; Three Gifts; Downcast Eyes; A Chapter of the Psalms; A Pinch of Snuff; Yom Kippur in Hell; My Memoirs; 1: Childhood and Childhood Teachers; 2: More Hazy Years; 3: Zamosc-Shebreshin-Zamosc; 4: Haskalah. A Libel.; 5: Haskalah. Rabbi Moyshe Wahl. 6: Three Spans Above the Stream of Enlightenment. Passionate Love of Life. Problems of Death. The Library Key. 7: Their Study House.; 8: I Get Married; A Night in the Old Marketplace; Dramatis Personae; Prologue; ACT ONE; ACT TWO; ACT THREE; ACT FOUR; EPILOGUE; Afterword; Notes; Glossary.

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Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852-1915) is one of the most influential figures of modern Jewish culture. Born in Poland and dedicated to Yiddish culture, he recognized that Jews needed to adapt to their times while preserving their cultural heritage, and his captivating and beautiful writings explore the complexities inherent in the struggle between tradition and the desire for progress. This book, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue, and twenty-six stories by Peretz, also provides a detailed essay about Peretz's life by Ruth R. Wisse. This edition of the book includes, as well, Peretz's great.

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