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Yiddish Tales (יידיש מעשה)

Yiddish Tales (יידיש מעשה) by Various
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A collection of 48 wonderful English language stories from Sholem Alechem, I. L. Perez, Shalom Asch, and others. Tales of humour and drama, tragedy and pathos set mostly in the Jewish communities of 19th-century eastern Europe, Russia, and the Ukraine. Translated from Yiddish by Helena Frank.

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YIDDISH TALES

TRANSLATED BY HELENA FRANK

[Illustration: colophon]

PHILADELPHIA THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA 1912

COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA

PREFACE

This little volume is intended to be both companion and complement to "Stories and Pictures," by I. L. Perez, published by the Jewish Publication Society of America, in 1906.

Its object was twofold: to introduce the non Yiddish reading public to some of the many other Yiddish writers active in Russian Jewry, and to leave it with a more cheerful impression of Yiddish literature than it receives from Perez alone. Yes, and we have collected, largely from magazines and papers and unbound booklets, forty eight tales by twenty different authors. This, thanks to such kind helpers as Mr. F. Hieger, of London, without whose aid we should never have been able to collect the originals of these stories, Mr. Morris Meyer, of London, who most kindly gave me the magazines, etc., in which some of them were contained, and Mr. Israel J... Continue reading book >>


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