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

Paperback | May 12, 2015

byRuth R. Wisse

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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.

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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 rel...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.4 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295994797

ISBN - 13:9780295994796

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I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture is not only about Peretz’s creations, but a key to the understanding and love of Yiddish life in its totality.

- The Australian Jewish News