The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers: An Anthology of Stories That Looks to the Past So We Might See the Future

The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers An Anthology of Stories That Looks to the Past So We Might See the Future Presenting a comprehensive collection of influential Yiddish women writers with new translations this anthology explores the major transformations and upheavals of the th century Short stories exc

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  • Title: The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers: An Anthology of Stories That Looks to the Past So We Might See the Future
  • Author: Frieda Johles Forman
  • ISBN: 9781550963113
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • Presenting a comprehensive collection of influential Yiddish women writers with new translations, this anthology explores the major transformations and upheavals of the 20th century Short stories, excerpts, and personal essays are included from 13 writers, and focus on such subjects as family life sexual awakening longings for independence, education, and creative exprePresenting a comprehensive collection of influential Yiddish women writers with new translations, this anthology explores the major transformations and upheavals of the 20th century Short stories, excerpts, and personal essays are included from 13 writers, and focus on such subjects as family life sexual awakening longings for independence, education, and creative expression the life in Europe surrounding the Holocaust and its aftermath immigration and the conflicted entry of Jewish women into the modern world with the restrictions of traditional life and roles These powerful accounts provide a vital link to understanding the Jewish experience at a time of conflict and tumultuous change.

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    1. We are so accustomed to reading male Yiddish writers (Sholom Aleichem, I.L. Peretz, Sholom Asch) that we may not even realize the absence of women writers -- and yet there were many. Happily, the translators are catching up and those who can't read the original Mama Loshn (like me) can now relish these terrific stories -- set in the Pale before the Russian Revolution, the Yemeni community in Jerusalem, to post-war Montreal. My favorite is by Rachel Korn, whose poetry I have long admired. Her sto [...]

    2. A nicely edited collection of translations of short stories and excerpts from larger works. I especially liked Lili Berger's 2 stories, Sarah Hamer-Jacklyn's incredibly sad and moving short story (The Holy Mothers), Rachel Korn's searing and haunting story (Shadows), Blume Lempel's magically strange story (The Sprite) and Chava Rosenfarb's superbly written sad story (A Cottage in the Larentians). I also found quite informative about Yiddish literary culture in Montreal, Miriam Waddington's essay [...]

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