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Red Shoes for Rachel
Three Novellas

Boris Sandler
Translated from the Yiddish by Barnett Zumoff
With a Foreword by Mikhail Krutikov

Hardcover $55.00s    |    978-0-8156-3507-9    |    2017

Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-1087-8    |    2017

ebook 978-0-8156-5406-3

Boris Sandler captures the disrupted world of Eastern European Jews who have miraculously survived and whom fate has scattered among foreign lands.

"Boris Sandler is the best-known name among the few active Yiddish prose writers and poets of our days. Sandler’s prose reflects his experience of living in Soviet Moldova, Moscow, Jerusalem, and New York. The book is excellently translated by Barnett Zumoff, who is a recognized master of translations from Yiddish into English. The selection of the novellas is very good—I believe the book will find a significant number of readers and will certainly use it in my classes on Yiddish literature in translation."—Gennady Estraikh, Clinical Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University, author and co-editor of many books, including In Harness: Yiddish Writers’ Romance with Communism

  Red Shoes for Rachel

Boris Sandler   Boris Sandler is one of the leading Yiddish fiction writers of the postwar generation and has received every major contemporary Yiddish literary award for his work. He served as the editor-in-chief of the Yiddish Forward from 1998 to 2016. Sandler’s work has been translated into English, Hebrew, Russian, German, and Romanian. A prolific translator of Yiddish literature, Barnett Zumoff has published twenty-four volumes of poetry and prose translation. In addition, he is a professor of endocrinology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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