The Shtetl by Joachim Neugroschel Jewish Yiddish Short Stories
Anthology Of Short Novels, The Shtetl Hardcover Book Edited By Joachim Neugroschel, Jewish History Short Stories Tales, A Creative Anthology of Jewish Life In Easter Europe, Jewish Yiddish Literature Book, Hassidic Story Book, Ashkenazim Jews Judaica Book, Ethnographic Studies Large Book, Vintage 1970s Home Decor, Book Lover Gift
Dimensions 9.25" x 6.25" x 1.8" inches / Weight 944 grams / All measurements are approximate.
Vintage 1970s The Shtetl book, translated from Yiddish by Joachim Neugroschel. This definitive literary anthology depicts life in the shtetl (the Yiddish word for "small town") of Eastern Europe from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Many of these stories appear in English for the first time. Included are short novels by shalom Aleichem. Slipcase featuring partridges matches dust jacket and end papers in book.
Some wear to the dust jacket and cover, other wise- in a very good vintage condition!
"This solid anthology brings together a rich variety of Jewish writing concerning shtetl, or small‐town life, beginning with the 18th‐century tales of the Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Nakhman Bratslev and extending to fiction of the 20th century. Translated from the Yiddish by the indefatigable Joachim Neugroschel (a translator of some 80 books from German, Italian, French, Russian and Yiddish), many of these stories appear in English for the first time. For this alone we are indebted to him. For despite the singular popularity of I. B. Singer, Yiddish literature as a whole deserves a wider audience. Certainly in “The Shtetl” there is enough creative energy demonstrated to suggest that a number of tine Yiddish writers remain waiting to be rescued from the shelves of obscurity. " Ironists On the Roof; Shtetl. By Alan Lelchuk, December 2, 1979. The New York Times