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The Resource Have I got a story for you : more than a century of fiction from the Forward, edited by Ezra Glinter ; introduction by Dara Horn

Have I got a story for you : more than a century of fiction from the Forward, edited by Ezra Glinter ; introduction by Dara Horn

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Have I got a story for you : more than a century of fiction from the Forward
Title
Have I got a story for you
Title remainder
more than a century of fiction from the Forward
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ezra Glinter ; introduction by Dara Horn
Contributor
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • yid
  • eng
Summary
"The Forward, founded in 1897, is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world. It welcomed generations of immigrants to the United States, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East, and provided them with sundry comforts such as comic strips and noodle kugel recipes. It also published some of the most acclaimed Yiddish fiction writers of all time: Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer on justice slyly being served when the governor of Lublin comes to town; celebrated Forward editor Abraham Cahan on how place and luck can change character; and Roshelle Weprinsky, setting her story in Florida, on the rupture between European parents and American children. Cahan described the newspaper as a "living novel," with good reason. Taken together, these stories reveal the human side of the challenges that faced Jews throughout this time, including immigration, modernization, poverty, assimilation, the two world wars, and changing forms of Jewish identity. These concerns were taken up by a diverse group of writers, from novelists Sholem Asch and Chaim Grade to short-story writers like Lyala Kaufman and Miriam Karpilove. Ezra Glinter has combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper's 120-year history, digging up such varied works as wartime novellas, avant-garde fiction, and satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York. Glinter's introductions to the thematic sections and short biographies of the contributors provide insight into the concerns of not only the writers but also their avid readers. The collection has been rendered into English by today's best Yiddish translators, who capture the sound of the authors and the subtleties of nuance and context." -- Publisher's description
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Summary
A collection of stories from the influential Yiddish-American newspaper, translated into English for the first time, is comprised of pieces by some of the 20th century's most acclaimed fiction writers, including Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer
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10540240
Cataloging source
DLC
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Forṿerṭs (New York, N.Y.)
Dewey number
839/.130108
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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1977-
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  • Glinter, Ezra
  • Horn, Dara
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True
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  • Jews
  • Short stories, Yiddish
Target audience
adult
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more than a century of fiction from the Forward
Label
Have I got a story for you : more than a century of fiction from the Forward, edited by Ezra Glinter ; introduction by Dara Horn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Collects forty-two short stories translated into English, originally published in the American Yiddish newspaper, the Forward
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Yente and Mendel look for rooms
  • How Pinnie celebrated Election Day
  • Yente and Mendel and Mendel Beilis
  • Pinnie grows to be a businessman
  • Rooms with steam heat
  • Yente at the Metropolitan Opera
  • B. Kovner
  • Annie
  • By a far shore
  • Roshelle Weprinsky
  • Golde's lament
  • Compatriots
  • Sarah Hamer-Jacklyn
  • Friends
  • Hersh Dovid Nomberg
  • Who will prevail?
  • Avrom Reyzen
  • The devoted cousin
  • The young widow
  • She waits
  • Yente Serdatsky
  • Rokhl Brokhes
  • At prayer
  • A country girl
  • To go, or not to go?
  • The grandmother
  • Poor Sammy!
  • Her dowry
  • Lyala Kaufman
  • She wants to be different
  • In the automat
  • Miriam Raskin
  • Shneur Zadobnik and Motke the Hatter
  • The Jewish soldier
  • Sholem Asch
  • On the eve of battle
  • David Bergelson
  • Bakhmatsch Station
  • Israel Joshua Singer
  • The edge of death
  • David Zaritski
  • After liberation
  • Wolf Karmiol
  • Abraham Cahan
  • A holiday
  • Yona Rozenfeld
  • That which is forbidden
  • Zalman Schneour
  • In a friendly hamlet
  • Miriam Karpilove
  • A house on the hill
  • Kadya Molodowsky
  • The hotel
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Collecting rent
  • Grandfathers and grandchildren
  • Chaim Grade
  • A journey back in time
  • Blume Lempel
  • Mona Bubbe
  • Yente Mash
  • Hallo
  • Mikhoel Felsenbaum
  • Studies in Solfège
  • Boris Sandler
  • Morris Rosenfeld
  • Brownsville looks to the heavens
  • Yente describes a strike
Control code
ocn957696482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 433 pages
Isbn
9780393062700
Lccn
2016018411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026552956
System control number
(OCoLC)957696482
Label
Have I got a story for you : more than a century of fiction from the Forward, edited by Ezra Glinter ; introduction by Dara Horn
Publication
Copyright
Note
Collects forty-two short stories translated into English, originally published in the American Yiddish newspaper, the Forward
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Yente and Mendel look for rooms
  • How Pinnie celebrated Election Day
  • Yente and Mendel and Mendel Beilis
  • Pinnie grows to be a businessman
  • Rooms with steam heat
  • Yente at the Metropolitan Opera
  • B. Kovner
  • Annie
  • By a far shore
  • Roshelle Weprinsky
  • Golde's lament
  • Compatriots
  • Sarah Hamer-Jacklyn
  • Friends
  • Hersh Dovid Nomberg
  • Who will prevail?
  • Avrom Reyzen
  • The devoted cousin
  • The young widow
  • She waits
  • Yente Serdatsky
  • Rokhl Brokhes
  • At prayer
  • A country girl
  • To go, or not to go?
  • The grandmother
  • Poor Sammy!
  • Her dowry
  • Lyala Kaufman
  • She wants to be different
  • In the automat
  • Miriam Raskin
  • Shneur Zadobnik and Motke the Hatter
  • The Jewish soldier
  • Sholem Asch
  • On the eve of battle
  • David Bergelson
  • Bakhmatsch Station
  • Israel Joshua Singer
  • The edge of death
  • David Zaritski
  • After liberation
  • Wolf Karmiol
  • Abraham Cahan
  • A holiday
  • Yona Rozenfeld
  • That which is forbidden
  • Zalman Schneour
  • In a friendly hamlet
  • Miriam Karpilove
  • A house on the hill
  • Kadya Molodowsky
  • The hotel
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Collecting rent
  • Grandfathers and grandchildren
  • Chaim Grade
  • A journey back in time
  • Blume Lempel
  • Mona Bubbe
  • Yente Mash
  • Hallo
  • Mikhoel Felsenbaum
  • Studies in Solfège
  • Boris Sandler
  • Morris Rosenfeld
  • Brownsville looks to the heavens
  • Yente describes a strike
Control code
ocn957696482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 433 pages
Isbn
9780393062700
Lccn
2016018411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026552956
System control number
(OCoLC)957696482

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