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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
Y e h o s h u a ,
A.B.
Five seasons.
Trans, from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin.
New York: Doubleday, 1989. 368 p.
Molkho, the story’s hero, struggles to begin a new life following
his wife’s death. His innermost thoughts and attitudes create a
portrait of the ordinary life of this middle-aged, Israeli civil ser­
vant.
Yiddish Folktales.
Edited by Beatrice Silverman Weinreich, trans. from
the Yiddish by Leonard Wolf. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988.
xxxii, 413 p. (Pantheon fairy tale and folklore library)
A diverse collection of 178 stories that illuminate the colorful
past of East European Jewry. Weinrich’s annotations provide the
historical, social and psychological background to each tale.