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The Rise of David Levinsky. Introduction by John Higham.
N. Y., Harper & Row, 1960. 530 p.
A reprint of th classic novel of the rise of a Jewish immigrant in the
garment industry in New York. The first portion conveys his life in a
Russian village.
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M. A Coat for the Tsar. Drawings by Bubi Jessen. Austin,
University of Texas, 1958. 67 p.
Herschel Schenkman, a deserter from the Tsar’s army in Siberia, is
torn between two alternatives: to expiate his! “sin” by confessing to his
friends in Brest-Litovsk and his strong need for freedom through escape
to a new life in America.
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eds. A Treasury of Yiddish Stories.
N. Y., Viking, 1954. 630 p. Paperbound reprint: N. Y., Meridian, 1958.
Excellent translations of Yiddish literature by 23 writers including
Mendele Mocher Seforim, Sholom Aleichem, D. Pinski, A. Reisen, Z.
Shneur, Lamed Shapiro, M. Kulbak, J. Rosenfeld, D. Bergelson. See
also Introduction and Notes on the Authors.
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Yisroel: The First Jewish Omnibus: revised ed. N. Y.,
Yoseloff, 1963. 823 p.
The Yiddish and Russian sections in this volume include many short
stories on Russian Jewish life.
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The Book of Paradise: The Wonderful Adventures! of Shmuel-
Aba Abervo. Trans, by Leonard Wolf. N. Y., Hill & Wang, 1965. 236 p.
A Yiddish poet’s fantasy in which he portrays a Jewish paradise,
similar to European villages.
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At the Gates of Moscow. Trans,
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R. Lask and Christopher
Derrick. N. Y., St. Martin’s, 1964. 281 p.
The story of Menahem Issakovitch, a Polish Jew who escaped to Russia
in 1941 and joined the Soviet Army. Accepted as an officer, he was
distrusted with all the psychopathic enmity of the official Russian machine
because of his Jewishness.
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The Nag. Trans, by Moshe Spiegel. Illus. by Kurt
Werth. N. Y., Beechhurst, 1955. 223 p.
An allegorical tale of the adventures of Isrulik, an impoverished
scholar, and his wife and an unusual mare, in 19th century Europe.
-------. The Parasite. Trans, by Gerald Stillman. Illus. by Forrest Tacobs. N. Y.,
Yoseloff, 1956. 174 p.
Itzhok-Avrom, the parasite, realizes on his deathbed that his merciless
grinding of the poor has deprived him of human love. Written in 1864,
this was Mendele’s first novel.
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The Chain and the Link. N. Y., World, 1951. 368 p.
The setting of this novel is in Russia during the Napoleonic invasion.
It portrays the life of a Jewish scholar, a Jewish community and the
social changes of the period.
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The Hasidic Anthology: Tales and
Teachings of the Hasidim. N. Y., Bloch, 1944; N. Y., Schocken, 1963. 720 p.
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The Flowering of Modern Hebrew Literature:
Volume of Literary Evaluation. Ed. and trans. by Judah Nadich. N. Y.,
Twayne, 1959. 394 p.
Essays on and examples of the writings of H. N. Bialik, S. Tcherni-
hovsky, Zalman Shneur, Gershon Shoffman.