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

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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
    Locale
    Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Lithuania
    Edition
    First edition
    Contents
    Vilna without Vilna
    Amazing Theory of Prentsik the Shoemaker
    Red Flag
    Shibele's Lottery Ticket
    Folklorist
    Chana-Merka the Fishwife
    Lost and Found
    Vladek
    Lineage of the Vilna Underworld
    Jewish Money
    Tall Tamara
    Great Love of Mr. Gershteyn
    Tree beside the Theater
    Memories of a Decimated Theater Home
    Vilna, Vilna, Our Native City. Glossary of People, Places, Terms, and Events
    Story List with Original Publication.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Mintz, Helen, translator.
    Cammy, Justin Daniel, writer of foreword.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references.
    Vilna without Vilna -- Amazing Theory of Prentsik the Shoemaker -- Red Flag -- Shibele's Lottery Ticket -- Folklorist -- Chana-Merka the Fishwife -- Lost and Found -- Vladek -- Lineage of the Vilna Underworld -- Jewish Money -- Tall Tamara -- Great Love of Mr. Gershteyn -- Tree beside the Theater -- Memories of a Decimated Theater Home -- Vilna, Vilna, Our Native City.
    Glossary of People, Places, Terms, and Events -- Story List with Original Publication.
    Translated from the Yiddish.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780815634263
    0815634269
    9780815610601
    0815610602
    9780815653271
    0815653271
    Physical Description
    xxix, 185 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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