LEADER 00000pam a22004574a 4500 008 070305t20072007ctu b 000 1 eng 010 2007009225 015 GBA761629|2bnb 020 9780300116373|q(hardcover : alk. paper) 020 0300116373|q(hardcover : alk. paper) 040 DLC|beng|cDLC|dBTCTA|dBAKER|dUKM|dC#P|dOrLoB-B 041 1 eng|hyid 050 00 PJ5129.P413|bY513 2007 082 00 839/.133|222 100 1 Perle, Iehoshua,|d1888-1943.|0http://id.loc.gov/ authorities/names/nr91021404 240 10 Yidn fun a gants yor.|lEnglish|0http://id.loc.gov/ authorities/names/n2007015623 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[2007] 264 4 |c©2007 300 xxx, 350 pages ;|c22 cm. 336 text|btxt|2rdacontent 337 unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 338 volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 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 JACKET. 700 1 Roskies, David G.,|d1948-|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/ names/n83205672 700 1 Deshell, Maier.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/ n2007015618 700 1 Birstein, Margaret.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/ n2007015621 830 0 New Yiddish library.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/ n2001043193 989 7 everyday_jews_scenes_from_a_vanished_life_________________ _______2007350____yaa_______________________________

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