Street (Four Walls Eight Windows): A Yiddish Novel from Between the World Wars

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The Street By Israel Rabon.
Translated from the Yiddish by Leonard Wolf. A novel of poverty and desperation in the tradition of Dostoevski's Notes from Underground. "Bold, disturbing." -the New York Times ISBN: 0-941423-45-X

This novel, written in Yiddish and published in Warsaw in 1928, garnered an enormous and effusive critical response when published in English.

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Overview

The Street By Israel Rabon.
Translated from the Yiddish by Leonard Wolf. A novel of poverty and desperation in the tradition of Dostoevski's Notes from Underground. "Bold, disturbing." -the New York Times ISBN: 0-941423-45-X

This novel, written in Yiddish and published in Warsaw in 1928, garnered an enormous and effusive critical response when published in English.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A homeless Jewish soldier encounters other lost souls while wandering the streets of post-WW I Poland in this tale of despair, first published in Yiddish in 1928. ``Rabon has remarkably created a character who responds acutely to the life of the city from which he is isolated, and this sensitivity adds beauty to the otherwise harsh, strange landscape of this striking novel,'' said PW. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941423458
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1990
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 0.46 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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