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100 1 Perle, Iehoshua,|d1888-1943.|0http://id.loc.gov/
240 10 Yidn fun a gants yor.|lEnglish|0http://id.loc.gov/
245 10 Everyday Jews :|bscenes from a vanished life /|cYehoshue
Perle ; edited by David G. Roskies ; translated from
Yiddish by Maier Deshell and Margaret Birstein.
264 1 New Haven :|bYale University Press,|c
264 4 |c©2007
300 xxx, 350 pages ;|c22 cm.
490 1 New Yiddish library.
500 Translated from Yiddish.
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-350).
520 1 "When Everyday Jews was first published in Poland in 1935,
the Jewish Left was scandalized by the sex scenes, and
Isaac Bashevis Singer complained that the novel was too
bleak to be psychologically credible. Yet within two years
Perle's novel was heralded as a modern Yiddish
masterpiece. Capturing on a single palette the blend of
raw sexuality and romantic love, thwarted desire and
spiritual longing, Everyday Jews is now considered Perle's
consummate achievement." "The voice of Mendl, the novel's
twelve-year-old narrator, is precisely captured by this
artfully simple translation. Mendl's impoverished and
dysfunctional family struggles to survive in a nameless
Polish provincial town. In his unsettled world, most
ordinary people yearn to be somewhere else - or someone
else. As Mendl journeys to adulthood, Perle captures the
complex interplay of Christians and Jews, weekdays and
Sabbaths, town and country, dream and reality, against a
relentless and never-ending battle of the sexes."--BOOK
700 1 Roskies, David G.,|d1948-|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
700 1 Deshell, Maier.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
700 1 Birstein, Margaret.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
830 0 New Yiddish library.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/