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Vilna my Vilna : stories / by Abraham Karpinowitz ; translated from the Yiddish by Helen Mintz ; foreword by Justin Cammy

Publication | Library Call Number: PJ5129.K315 A2 2016
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Yiddish writer Abraham Karpinowitz portrays the dreams and struggles of poor and disenfranchised Jews from his native city of Vilna (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania) during the period immediately before the Holocaust. His stories provide an affectionate portrait of fishwives and cobblers, thieves and prostitutes. This collection also includes two intimate memoirs of the author's childhood experiences in his father's Vilna Yiddish theatre. Mintz deftly preserves Karpinowitz's colorful, often idiomatic Yiddish, capturing his unique voice and bringing this destroyed world to English-language readers.

Uniform Title
Short stories. Selections. English
Series
Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art
Judaic traditions in literature, music, and art.
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Karpinowitz, Abraham, author.
Published
Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2016
Includes bibliographical references
Language
English
Edition
First edition
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