Wandering Soul: The Dybbuk's Creator, S. An-Sky

Wandering Soul: The Dybbuk's Creator, S. An-Sky

by Gabriella Safran


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ISBN-13: 9780674055704
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Gabriella Safran is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University.

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David G. Roskies

What a life! Since An-sky himself came to realize that his life was his oeuvre, Gabrielle Safran has produced the book that An-sky himself had wanted to write, if only he could have settled down long enough to do so. This isn't just a book—it's An-sky's Dybbuk.

David G. Roskies, author of A Bridge of Longing

Nathaniel Deutsch

Equal parts epic and tragedy, An-sky's life serves as a synecdoche for the experience of Russia's Jews on the eve of revolution. In this magisterial biography, Gabriella Safran illuminates and contextualizes An- sky's complex character, while remaining true to its profound ambiguities.

Nathaniel Deutsch, author of Inventing America's "Worst" Family: Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael

Benjamin Nathans

Wandering Soul brings back to life one of the most fascinating individuals to have emerged from the crucible of the Russian-Jewish encounter. In Gabriella Safran he has found his master interpreter.
Benjamin Nathans, author of Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

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Ahem, thanks.