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Regrowth : seven tales of Jewish life before, during, and after Nazi occupation

Author: Nister
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2011.
Series: Northwestern world classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A neglected masterpiece of Holocaust literature, Regrowth offers an account of Jewish life that is unsparing and unsentimental, yet full of Humanity. Der Nister-- his name a pseudonym meaning "The Hidden One"--Writes about communities in Eastern Europe at a disastrous moment in history, but his themes achieve universal dimensions. The tales in this collection refuse easy moral judgments and often blur the line  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Yiddish fiction
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Named Person: Nister; Nister; Nister
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nister
ISBN: 9780810127364 0810127369
OCLC Number: 693809797
Notes: "Yiddish edition originally published as Vidervuks in 1969."
Description: viii, 300 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Meylekh Magnus --
Flora --
Regrowth --
Heshl Ansheles --
Meyer Landshaft --
Rive Yosl Buntsies --
An acquaintance of mine.
Series Title: Northwestern world classics.
Other Titles: Vidervuks.
Responsibility: Der Nister ; translated from the Yiddish by Erik Butler.

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"A neglected masterpiece of Holocaust literature, Regrowth offers an account of Jewish life that is unsparing and unsentimental, yet full of Humanity. Der Nister-- his name a pseudonym meaning "The Hidden One"--Writes about communities in Eastern Europe at a disastrous moment in history, but his themes achieve universal dimensions. The tales in this collection refuse easy moral judgments and often blur the line between perpetrator and victim. Members of Jewish Coucils display noble motives even as they collaborate with Nazi occupiers, and resistence fighters perform acts of betrayal and violence toward their own. Neither danger nor safety appears without a mask. Like his contemporary Kafka, to whom he is often compared, Der Nister writes in a deceptively simple style that exerts a powerful hold long after one has finihsed reading. The morally complex characters and richly layered stories of Regrowth ultimately reclaim a more nuanced view of crimes still not fully reckoned."--Back cover.

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"...a fluid translation that avoids weighing down Der Nister's gentle prose." TLS

 
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