Radiant Days, Haunted Nights: Great Tales from the Treasury of Yiddish Folk Literature

Radiant Days, Haunted Nights: Great Tales from the Treasury of Yiddish Folk Literature

by Joachim Neugroschel

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Radiant Days, Haunted Nights: Great Tales from the Treasury of Yiddish Folk Literature by Joachim Neugroschel

This utterly original compilation unlocks a unique genre of literature—perfect for English speakers looking to reclaim their lost Yiddish heritage, and for any reader interested in folk literature.
A unique and rich anthology of Yiddish folk tales that have never before been available in English, compiled and translated by the award-winning Joachim Neugroschel, Radiant Days, Haunted Nights reveals the enormous breadth and depth of the Yiddish tradition. Set at the intersection of the oral folk tale and the European tradition of printed fiction, these stories provide a fascinating glimpse into four centuries of Jewish cultural life. The collection includes not only original tales, but Yiddish retellings of biblical stories, and unexpected examples of cultural osmosis such as a Yiddish version of Sir Gawain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585677894
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 08/29/2006
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joachim Neugroschelhas won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize. He has alsotranslated Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs, both for Penguin Classics.He lives in Brooklyn, N

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