Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories

Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories

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by Sholem Aleichem
     
 

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Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized in the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and film adaptations.

And no Yiddish writer was more beloved than Tevye’s creator, Sholem Rabinovich

Overview

Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized in the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and film adaptations.

And no Yiddish writer was more beloved than Tevye’s creator, Sholem Rabinovich (1859–1916), the “Jewish Mark Twain,” who wrote under the pen name of Sholem Aleichem. Beautifully translated by Hillel Halkin, here is Sholem Aleichem’s heartwarming and poignant account of Tevye and his daughters, together with the “Railroad Stories,” twenty-one tales that examine human nature and modernity as they are perceived by men and women riding the trains from shtetl to shtetl.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307795243
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
334,611
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Hillel Halkin is an award-winning translator and a writer whose most recent work is Across the Sabbath River: In Search of a Lost Tribe of Israel.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE STORIES HERE ARE NOT TO BE MISSED. HOWEVER, THE DESCRIPTION SAYS ITS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. THE ONLY ILLUSTRATION I'VE FOUND IS THE COVER. IF I DON'T GIVE IT 5 STARS IT'S ONLY BECAUSE I FELT SOME DECEPTION ON THE PART OF BN.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was amazing, heartfelt, and just absolutely beautiful. Everybody should read it.