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Imagining Lives: Autobiographical Fiction of Yiddish Writers (Hardback)
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Imagining Lives: Autobiographical Fiction of Yiddish Writers (Hardback)

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Hardback 254 Pages / Published: 31/07/2005
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In interwar and post-Holocaust New York, Yiddish autobiographers responded to the upheaval of modern Jewish life in ways that combined artistic innovation with commemoration for a world that is no more. This is the first comprehensive study of the autobiographical genre in Yiddish literature. Jan Schwarz offers portraits of seven major Yiddish writers, showing the writers' struggles to shape the multiple identities of their ruptured lives in autobiographical fiction. This analysis of Yiddish life-writing includes discussions of literary representation, self and collectivity, and memory in modern Jewish literature.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299209605
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


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"Full of incisive comments on the texts it describes, displaying wide-ranging erudition on the length and depth of Yiddish autobiography, "Imagining Lives" is a must-read introduction to the genre."--Jeremy Dauber, Columbia University

"The Yiddish autobiographer tells the story not only of a life gone by, but in this case of a community and a culture lost. Jan Schwarz's reflections on this angle in "Imagining Lives" offer a valuable addition to the field of Jewish literature."--Tzivia Gover, author of "Mindful Moments for Stressful Days"

"Full of incisive comments on the texts it describes, displaying wide-ranging erudition on the length and depth of Yiddish autobiography, "Imagining Lives" is a must-read introduction to the genre." Jeremy Dauber, Columbia University"


"The Yiddish autobiographer tells the story not only of a life gone by, but in this case of a community and a culture lost. Jan Schwarz's reflections on this angle in "Imagining Lives" offer a valuable addition to the field of Jewish literature." Tzivia Gover, author of "Mindful Moments for Stressful Days""

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