Yiddish literature Summary

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Essays & Analysis (12)

14,560 words, approx. 49 pages
In the following essays, Goldsmith traces the emergence, development, and growth of Yiddish literature around the world. Alexander Zederbaum (1816-1893), the publisher of the first Hebrew newspaper in... Read more
6,678 words, approx. 23 pages
In the following essay, Singer recounts the growth of Yiddish literature in Poland, making a close connection between the Jewish way of life and the writing it inspired. The Jewish Shtetl in Poland di... Read more
13,792 words, approx. 46 pages
In the following essay, Seidman explores Eliezer Ben-Yehuda's influence on the polarity of vernacular Hebrew and Yiddish in Europe, aligning the former language with masculinity and the latter ... Read more
5,300 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following essay, Goldsmith investigates the differences and similarities between Judaism and Yiddish culture and language. Ever since the Emancipation and the Enlightenment, there seems to be n... Read more
6,031 words, approx. 21 pages
In the following essay, Roskies explores the themes of anger and rebelliousness that he sees as defining the Yiddish literary canon. Back home in New York I am a member of a khevra kadisha, a Jewish b... Read more
12,287 words, approx. 41 pages
In the following essay, Madison focuses on Peretz's major works, also discussing the themes Peretz explored in his stories and poems. There are evidences that Peretz's family was one of ... Read more
7,856 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following essay, Madison provides an overview of Yiddish writers and poets from Israel. Yiddish was the speech of East European Jews from the time of their settlement there in the late Middle A... Read more
7,526 words, approx. 26 pages
In the following essay, Pratt presents a brief history of Jewish and Yiddish female writers whose works appeared in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century, noting that their writ... Read more
19,166 words, approx. 64 pages
In the following essay, Roskies analyses Singer's work in the context of his Yiddish background, focusing particularly on his use of the image of the devil in his writing. If Hell exists, every... Read more
9,890 words, approx. 33 pages
In the following essay, Landis chronicles the growth of Yiddish literature in America, focusing particularly on the image of the New World as represented in the writing and poetry. Collective dreams, ... Read more
4,617 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Jacobson discusses the changing nature of Jewish identity in America through the works of Cahan and other Yiddish writers. Among the first and most famous pieces of Yiddish lit... Read more
9,916 words, approx. 34 pages
In the following essay, Wirth-Nesher explores the intermingling of Yiddish literary tradition and American influences on Cahan's writing in his first English-language novel, Yekl: A Tale of the... Read more