I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture

I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture

by Ruth R. Wisse

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I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture by Ruth R. Wisse

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295970899
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 09/01/1991
Series: Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies Series
Pages: 146
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.

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