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Wandering soul : the Dybbuk's creator, S. An-Sky

Author: Gabriella Safran
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Dybbuk, the mystical play at the center of modern Yiddish and Hebrew theater, the hero experiments with Kabbalah, dies, then rises from the dead to possess the woman he loves. The play's author was just as restless and rebellious. Shloyme-Zanvl Rappoport, known by his pen name, S. An-sky, was a Russian and Yiddish journalist, a revolutionary propagandist, and a pioneering ethnographer who lived with Russian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Safran, Gabriella, 1967-
Wandering soul.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010017208
(OCoLC)555658491
Named Person: S An-Ski; S An-Ski; S An-Ski
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriella Safran
ISBN: 9780674058583 0674058585
OCLC Number: 709591744
Description: 1 online resource (353 p., [26] p. of plates) : ill., map.
Contents: Prologue --
A bad influence --
To the salt mines --
A revolutionary has no name --
A propagandist's education --
We swear to fight! --
The hero of deeds and the hero of words --
No common language --
The Dybbuk and the Golem --
A passion for bloodshed --
All flesh is grass --
Archives and abbreviations --
Notes.
Responsibility: Gabriella Safran.

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A biography in English of S An-sky an ethnographer, war correspondent, author of the best-known Yiddish play, "The Dybbuk." It recreates this neglected protean figure who, with his passions,  Read more...

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Author of the most famous Yiddish play, The Dybbuk, the radical activist Semyon Akimovich An-sky (1863-1920) was born Shloyme-Zanvl Rapoport into a poor Yiddish-speaking family in a Russian shtetl. Read more...

 
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