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Now in paperback
Classic Yiddish Stories of S. Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I. L. Peretz

Edited by Ken Frieden
Translated by Ken Frieden, Ted Gorelick, and Michael Wex

Paper $16.95s    |    978-0-8156-3291-7    |    2011

"[Frieden] enriches us again with this volume. . . . Abramovitsh’s Fishke the Lame, Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye tales, and Peretz’s Hasidic stories have never been so well rendered into English as they are here."—Harold Bloom, author of Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds

"Ken Frieden has the ear of a poet and busts open the door to a whole new range of Yiddish literature in this collection. Terrific book—should be required reading."—Mary Karr, author of Lit: A Memoir

  Classic Yiddish Stories

Edited by Ken Frieden   Ken Frieden is the B. G. Rudolph Professor and Director of the Judaic Studies Program at Syracuse University.

Professor Frieden has published numerous books and essays on Yiddish and Hebrew literature. His acclaimed study Classic Yiddish Fiction is the companion volume to the anthology Classic Yiddish Stories.

Frieden received his doctorate in comparative literature at Yale University.. He has taught at Syracuse University and Emory University and has been a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University, Haifa University, Heidelberg University, and the University of California Davis. He has also received major fellowships for research at Harvard University, Oxford University, the Free University of Berlin, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Frieden’s previous work as an editor resulted in the anthologies Tales of Mendele the Book Peddler and Sholem Aleichem’s Nineteen to the Dozen: Monologues and Bits and Bobs of Other Things. He edits the Syracuse University Press series, Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art.


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