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Ken Frieden, <i>Classic Yiddish Fiction: Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem and Peretz</i> Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. 364 pp.

Nathan Cohen

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780195134681
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848652 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0029

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Ken Frieden, Classic Yiddish Fiction: Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem and Peretz Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. 364 pp.

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A review of the book, Classic Yiddish Fiction: Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem and Peretz by Ken Frieden is presented. In contrast to the forgetfulness and neglect that is the lot of many Yiddish writers in the 20th century, the classic writers of Yiddish literature of the late 19th and early 20th century enjoy a good deal of fine scholarly attention. In this book, Frieden takes as his subjects these three bilingual writers, whose work symbolize a turning point in the history of Yiddish literature.

Keywords: Ken Frieden; Jews; Yiddish literature; Yiddish writers

Chapter.  1019 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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