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|Genre/Form:||Translations into English
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Mendele Mokher Sefarim, 1835-1917.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2003
|Named Person:||Mendele Mokher Sefarim|
|Material Type:||Fiction, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mendele Mokher Sefarim; Michael Wex
|Notes:||"This book was first published in Yiddish in 1865 as Dos vintshfinger! (The wishing ring). This translation folows the text of the Warsaw ed. of Abramovitsch's complete Yiddish works published in 1936 by Mendele Farlag."--T.p. verso.|
|Description:||xiii, 280 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Series Title:||Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art.|
|Responsibility:||S.Y. Abramovitsh (Mendele Moykher Sforim) ; translated from the Yiddish by Michael Wex.|
"In this work Michael Wex renders the time-honored tale with the skill and ease of a modern storyteller and humorist. Abramovitsh's artistry lies not in the plot but in the descriptions and ever-shifting narrative voice. Sometimes the narrator (Mendele the Book Peddler) speaks from within the shtetl and sometimes from outside; and often he interweaves the high rhetorical prose of Hershl himself, reborn by the novel's end as Heinrich Cohen."--BOOK JACKET.