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Featuring the English-language debut of Nobel Laureate Isaac
Bashevis Singer's "Growing Old" (originally published in Poland
anonymously), the authors included in this volume range from
shtetl-dwelling naifs to political activists to poets of
The collection begins with the great awakening of Yiddish
literature in the second half of the nineteenth century. An
introduction to the book and thumbnail biographies of the
contributors help guide the readers who are discovering these
writers for the first time. There are selections from Di Klasikers
- the three classic figures who revitalized the language, invented
new genres, and made its literature a driving force in the life of
a tightly bound community. Mendele Mocher Sforim is known as the
grandfather, I. L. Peretz the father, and Sholom Aleichem the son.
Contemporary audiences will know of Aleichem as the author of the
tales that inspired Fiddler on the Roof. Next come
selections from Sholom An-ski, best known to American audiences as
author of the haunting play the "Dybbuk." Weinstein introduces a
trio of Yiddish poets - sweatshop poet Morris Rosenfeld, modernist
Yankev Glatshteyn, and the Partisan Poet, Abraham Sutzkever - and
concludes with a selection of Yiddish folk songs.