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The Zelmenyaners : a Family Saga.

Author: Moyshe Kulbak; Hillel Halkin
Publisher: Newburyport : Yale University Press, 2013.
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This is the first complete English-language translation of a classic of Yiddish literature, one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century. The Zelmenyaners describes the travails of a Jewish family in Minsk that is torn asunder by the new Soviet reality. Four generations are depicted in riveting and often uproarious detail as they face the profound changes brought on by the demands of the Soviet regime and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kulbak, Moyshe.
Zelmenyaners : A Family Saga.
Newburyport : Yale University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Moyshe Kulbak; Hillel Halkin
ISBN: 9781480440753 1480440752
OCLC Number: 892802203
Description: 1 online resource (470 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; Part One; Chapter 1 THE ZELMENYANERS; Chapter 2 IT'S SOME WORLD!; Chapter 3 THE GREAT TO-DO; Chapter 4 UNCLE FOLYE; Chapter 5 ELECTRICITY; Chapter 6 MORE ABOUT ELECTRICITY; Chapter 7 EARLY SPRING; Chapter 8 TSALKE AND TONKE; Chapter 9 MORE ABOUT TSALKE; Chapter 10 RADIO; Chapter 11 UNCLE ZISHE'S SONYA; Chapter 12 REB ZELMELE'S YARD DEMONSTRATES; Chapter 13 WHIPPERSNAPS; Chapter 14 MAKING UP; Chapter 15 MARAT; Chapter 16 THE DEATH OF UNCLE ZISHE; Chapter 17 A ZELMENYANER MISCELLANY; Chapter 18 UNCLE YUDA; Chapter 19. Chapter 20 A LETTER FROM VLADIVOSTOKChapter 21 BUBBE BASHE; Part Two; Chapter 1 A PROLOGUE CONCERNING A SPOON; Chapter 2 BEREH IN REB ZELMELE'S YARD; Chapter 3 ADVENTURES ON THE ROAD WITH BEREH; Chapter 4 MORE ADVENTURES WITH BEREH ON HIS WAY HOME; Chapter 5 THE POND; Chapter 6 THE UNCLES: THE FOUR PILLARS OF REB ZELMELE'S YARD; Chapter 7 ON TONKE'S CHILD AND A CERTAIN KONDRATYEVA; Chapter 8 DEATH AND ILLNESS IN THE YARD; Chapter 9 THE LAST TAILOR; Chapter 10 WINTER; Chapter 11 MORE ABOUT WINTER; Chapter 12 THE ZELMENIAD; Chapter 13 GREAT UNREST IN REB ZELMELE'S YARD. Chapter 14 A MOONLIT NIGHTChapter 15 ABOUT UNCLE ZISHE'S SONYA AND AUNT GITA; Chapter 16 AN EXTRAORDINARY NIGHT; Chapter 17 MORE UNREST IN THE YARD; Chapter 18; Chapter 19 COUNT KONDRAT, OR UNCLE ITSHE'S FALKE; Chapter 20 BEREH AND UNCLE FOLYE QUARREL OVER THE NEW SOVIET MAN; Chapter 21 ENOUGH BIRDSONG FOR THE AVERAGE ZELMENYANER; Chapter 22 UNCLE FOLYE'S DOWNFALL; Chapter 23 THE GREAT TRIAL; Chapter 24 KHAYKE, WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THE KOSHERING POT?; Copyright Page.

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This is the first complete English-language translation of a classic of Yiddish literature, one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century. The Zelmenyaners describes the travails of a Jewish family in Minsk that is torn asunder by the new Soviet reality. Four generations are depicted in riveting and often uproarious detail as they face the profound changes brought on by the demands of the Soviet regime and its collectivist, radical secularism. The resultant intergenerational showdowns-including disputes over the introduction of electricity, radio, or electric trolley-are rendered with.

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