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The People of Godlbozhits

Leyb Rashkin
Translated from the Yiddish by Jordan Finkin
With an Introduction by David Rechter

Hardcover $75.00s    |    978-0-8156-3552-9    |    2017

Paper $39.95    |    978-0-8156-1092-2    |    2017

ebook 978-0-8156-5418-6

A tragic-comic novel of Jewish life in interwar Poland.

"The novel is an element—an important, albeit neglected, one—in the puzzle of Yiddish literature created in the pre-Holocaust decades of the 20th century. Jordan Finkin’s excellent translation gives a chance to include Rashkin’s literary legacy in the contemporary academic discourse."—Gennady Estraikh, clinical professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University

"A major work capturing the penultimate hour of Polish Jewish existence. . . . It is both hilarious and gruesome. The act of translating [it] is an invaluable gift for mankind, for we are offered an inside view of a battered but still vibrant Jewish world that no one could have expected to be exterminated to its roots within three years."—Seth Wolitz, professor emeritus, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, University of Texas

  The People of Godlbozhits

  Leyb Rashkin (pen name of Shol Fridman; 1903/4–1939) was born in Kazimierz Dolny, where he was the manager of a cooperative bank and of several hardware stores. The People of Godlbozhits was awarded a literary prize by the Polish Jewish PEN club. Jordan Finkin is a librarian at the Klau Library of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. He is the author of several books, including An Inch or Two of Time: Time and Space in Jewish Modernisms.

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