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Description - The I. L. Peretz Reader by Isaac Leib Peretz

Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852-1915) is an influential figure of modern Jewish culture. Born in Poland and dedicated to Yiddish culture, he recognized that Jews needed to adapt to their times while preserving their cultural heritage, and his writings explore the complexities inherent in the struggle between tradition and the desire for progress. This volume, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue and 26 stories by Peretz, also provides a detailed essay about Peretz's life by Ruth R. Wisse. This edition also includes Peretz's great visionary drama "A Night in the Old Marketplace", in a rhymed, performable translation by Hillel Halkin.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300092455
ISBN-10: 0300092458
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Isaac Leib Peretz

Ruth R. Wisse is professor of Yiddish Literature and of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Modern Yiddish Library, David G. Roskies, general editor