I. L. Peretz (1852–1915), the father of modern Yiddish literature, was a master storyteller and social critic who advocated a radical shift from religious observance to secular Jewish culture. Wisse explores Peretz’s writings in relation to his ideology, which sought to create a strong Jewish identity separate from the trappings of religion.
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
|Series:||Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Lexile:||1490L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Ruth R. Wisse is research professor of Yiddish and comparative literature at Harvard University. She is the author of The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Language and Culture and editor of The I. L. Peretz Reader.