The I. L. Peretz Reader

The I. L. Peretz Reader

by I. L. Peretz
     
 

Isaae Leybush Peretz (1852 1915) is one of the most influential figures of modern Jewish culture. Born in Poland and dedicated to Yiddish culture, he recognized that Jews needed to adapt to their times while preserving their cultural heritage, and his captivating and beautiful writings explore the complevities inherent in the struggle between tradition and the desire… See more details below

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Isaae Leybush Peretz (1852 1915) is one of the most influential figures of modern Jewish culture. Born in Poland and dedicated to Yiddish culture, he recognized that Jews needed to adapt to their times while preserving their cultural heritage, and his captivating and beautiful writings explore the complevities inherent in the struggle between tradition and the desire for progress. This book, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue, and twenty-six stories by Peretz, also provides a detailed essay about Peretz's life by Ruth R. Wisse. This edition of the book includes as well Peretz's great visionary drama 1 Vight in the Old Marketplace, in a rhymed, performable translation by Hillel Halkin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300092455
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
New Yiddish Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
461
Sales rank:
1,158,332
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.22(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Impressions of a Journey Through the Tomaszow Region17
Venus and Shulamith88
What Is the Soul?93
In the Mail Coach104
Bryna's Mendl118
A Musician's Death125
The Pious Cat128
The Golem130
The Shabbes Goy131
The Poor Boy138
Bontshe Shvayg146
Kabbalists152
A Contribution for a Wedding156
The Dead Town162
Uncle Shakhne and Aunt Yakhne171
If Not Higher178
A Conversation181
Between Two Mountains184
The Missing Melody196
Stories200
Revelation, or, The Story of the Billy Goat212
The Magician218
Three Gifts222
Downcast Eyes230
A Chapter of the Psalms242
A Pinch of Snuff251
Yom Kippur in Hell258
My Memoirs263
A Night in the Old Marketplace361
Afterword433
Notes441
Glossary457

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