Pioneers: A Tale Of Russian-jewish Life In The 1880s by S. A. An-skyPioneers: A Tale Of Russian-jewish Life In The 1880s by S. A. An-sky

Pioneers: A Tale Of Russian-jewish Life In The 1880s

byS. A. An-skyEditorMichael R. Translated By Michael R. Katz. S. A. An-sky

Paperback | February 27, 2014

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S. A. An-sky's novel dramatizes the dilemmas of Jewish young people in late Tsarist Russia as they strive to throw off their traditional religious upbringing to adopt a secular and modern identity. The action unfolds in the town of M. in the Pale of Settlement, where an engaging cast of characters wrestles with cultural and social issues. Their exploits culminate in helping a young Jewish woman evade an arranged marriage and a young Russian woman leave home so she can pursue her studies at a European university. This startling novel reveals the tensions and triumphs of coming of age in a revolutionary time.

S. A. An-sky, pseudonym of Shloyme-Zanvl Rapoport (1863-1920), was a Russian Jewish writer, ethnographer, and cultural and political activist. He is best known today for his play The Dybbuk.Michael R. Katz is C. V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies at Middlebury College. He is author of Dreams and the Uncons...
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Title:Pioneers: A Tale Of Russian-jewish Life In The 1880sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 27, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253012120

ISBN - 13:9780253012128

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Note on Translation

List of Principal Characters

Pioneers

Glossary

Selected Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

"Michael R. Katz's translation renders another Russian literary gem into fluid and lively English.... The publication of Pioneers in English... appears at an auspicious moment, for readers today may be more receptive than ever to narratives that convey the richness, complexity, and diversity of Jewish life in times of dynamic and decisive change." -Marginalia