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The Travels of Benjamin Zuskin

Ala Zuskin Perelman

Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-1050-2    |    2015

ebook 978-0-8156-5324-0


"The author has succeeded in finding the ideal balance between the meticulous attention to detail of the scholar and the poignant sensitivity of the daughter. . . . Today the subject of the Yiddish theater has become popular in academic studies. . . . without this book, no study of the subject can make headway."—Gennady Estraikh, Skirball Department of Judaic and Hebrew Studies, New York University

"Ala Zuskin Perelman’s book about her father is particularly significant because it challenges the myths that for so long informed Western understanding of Soviet culture. As a tribute to her father, she created an entirely new literary form. The hero, Benjamin Zuskin—‘just’ an actor and ‘just’ a modest and charming man—personifies the principal traits of his epoch, his art, and his people."—Joshua Rubenstein, Davis Center Associate, Harvard University

"A story, an essay, an epic, a tragedy, a comedy, and a history told with delicate sensitivity and literary wisdom. This is a gift to the generations to come."—Antonio Attisani, University of Torino, Italy

  The Travels of Benjamin Zuskin

Ala Zuskin Perelman   Ala Zuskin Perelman was born in Moscow to Benjamin Zuskin and Eda Berkovsky, both actors in the Moscow State Jewish Theater. She was trained as an engineer, translator, and expert in scientific and technological information. In 1975, with her husband, Yuri Perelman, and their two sons, she immigrated to Israel, where she directed the Information Center at the Standards Institution and at the same time initiated or took part in projects commemorating Benjamin Zuskin and his milieu.

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View other series books on Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art.

6 x 9, 320 pages, 40 black-and-white illustrations, notes, bibliography, index

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