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AuthorPerle, Iehoshua, 1888-1943.
OTHER TITLEYidn fun a gants yor. English
TitleEveryday Jews : scenes from a vanished life / Yehoshue Perle ; edited by David G. Roskies ; translated from Yiddish by Maier Deshell and Margaret Birstein.
PublishedNew Haven : Yale University Press, [2007]

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Descriptionxxx, 350 pages ; 22 cm.
SeriesNew Yiddish library.
New Yiddish library.
NoteTranslated from Yiddish.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-350).
SUMMARY"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.
Other AuthorRoskies, David G., 1948-
Deshell, Maier.
Birstein, Margaret.
ISBN or ISSN9780300116373 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0300116373 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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