Women Writers of Yiddish Literature
  • Author : Rosemary Horowitz
  • Release Date : 24 April 2015
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 9780786468812

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Book excerpt: Taking stock of Yiddish literature in 1939, critic Shmuel Niger highlighted the increasing number and importance of women writers. However, awareness of women Yiddish writers diminished over the years. Today, a modest body of novels, short stories, poems and essays by Yiddish women may be found in English translation online and in print, and little in the way of literary history and criticism is available. This collection of critical essays is the first dedicated to the works of Yiddish women writers, introducing them to a new audience of English-speaking scholars and readers.

Women Writers of Yiddish Literature

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Publisher : McFarland
Genre : Literary Criticism
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