qTwo novellas by S.Y. Abramovitsh open this collection of the best short works by three influential nineteenth-century Jewish authors, Abramovitsh's alter ego - Mendele the Book Peddler - introduces himself and narrates both The Little Man and Fishke the Lame. His cast of characters includes Isaac Abraham as tailor's apprentice, choirboy, and corrupt businessman; Mendele's friend Wine 'n' Candles Alter; and Fishke, who travels through the Ukraine with a caravan of beggars.q qSholem Aleichem's lively stories reintroduce us to Tevye, the gregarious dairyman, as he describes the pleasures of raising his independent-minded daughters. These are followed by short monologues in which Aleichem gives voice to unforgettable characters from Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side. Finally, I.L. Peretz's neo-hasidic tales draw on hasidic tradition in the service of modern literature.q qThese stories provide an unsentimental look back at Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Although.Well, I say wea#39;ll be all at sixes and sevens then, ita#39;ll mean mischief, like with bells on, only you be sure and have yourselfa happy holiday anyhow, hear? Advice a Oh, by the way, my dear, therea#39;s a young 94 | SHOLEMALEICHEM.
|Title||:||Classic Yiddish Stories of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. Peretz|
|Publisher||:||Syracuse University Press - 2014-05-21|