Jewish people, Yiddish nation : Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland (Book, 2011) []
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Jewish people, Yiddish nation : Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland

Author: Keith Ian Weiser
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Noah Prylucki (1882-1941), a leading Jewish cultural and political figure in pre-Holocaust Eastern Europe, was a proponent of Yiddishism, a movement that promoted secular Yiddish culture as the basis for Jewish collective identity in the twentieth century. Prylucki's dramatic path - from russified Zionist raised in a Ukrainian shtetl, to Diaspora nationalist parliamentarian in metropolitan Warsaw, to professor of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Noaḥ Prilutsḳi; Noa h Priluts ki; Noaḥ Prilutsḳi; Noaḥ Prilutsḳi; Noah Prilutski
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Ian Weiser
ISBN: 9780802099907 0802099904 9780802097163 0802097162
OCLC Number: 705507866
Language Note: Includes some text in Yiddish.
Awards: Winner of Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Scholarship awarded by the Koffler Centre for the Arts 2012 (Canada)
Description: xxi, 389 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Jewish life, language, and politics in Poland --
The making of a Jewish nationalist : Noah Prylucki and the Warsaw Yiddish press --
Creating modern Yiddish culture --
Cultural politics in action : the birth of Folkism --
From avant- to arriè̀re-garde : The Folksparty in interwar Poland --
Compromises? : the Chair of Yiddish at the University of Vilnius.
Responsibility: Kalman (Keith) Weiser.


Using hitherto unexplored archival sources, memoirs, interviews, and materials from the vibrant interwar Jewish and Polish presses, Kalman Weiser investigates the rise and fall of Yiddishism and of  Read more...


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