Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 17, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized in the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and film adaptations.

And no Yiddish writer was more beloved than Tevye’s creator, Sholem Rabinovich (1859–1916), the “Jewish Mark Twain,” who wrote under the pen name of Sholem Aleichem. Beautifully translated by Hillel Halkin, here is Sholem Aleichem’s heartwarming and poignant account of Tevye and his daughters, together with the “Railroad Stories,” twenty-one tales that examine human nature and modernity as they are perceived by men and women riding the trains from shtetl to shtetl.


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Review: Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories

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The story behind Fiddler on the Roof. Fidder has long been one of my top 10 or so movies, for the scenery, the music, the cultural flavor, and the story itself, but I had never ready the story, or ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jernae - Goodreads

I wanted to finish this one since I never got around to finishing it during my Russian Lit class. I only read Tevye the Dairyman (not the Railroad stories, since that's what we did in class), but I ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
TEVYE STRIKES IT RICH
TEVYE BLOWS A SMALL FORTUNE
TODAYS CHILDREN
HODL
CHAVA
SHPRINTZE
TEVYE LEAVES FOR THE LAND OF ISRAEL
THE SLOWPOKE EXPRESS
THE MIRACLE OF HOSHANA RABBAH
THE WEDDING THAT CAME WITHOUT ITS BAND
THE TALLIS KOTON
A GAME OF SIXTYSIX
HIGH SCHOOL
THE AUTOMATIC EXEMPTION
IT DOESNT PAY TO BE GOOD

LEKHLEKHO
TO THE READER
COMPETITORS
THE HAPPIEST MAN IN ALL KODNY
BARANOVICH STATION
EIGHTEEN FROM PERESHCHEPENA
THE MAN FROM BUENOS AIRES
ELUL
BURNED OUT
HARD LUCK
FATED FOR MISFORTUNE
GO CLIMB A TREE IF YOU DONT LIKE IT
THE TENTH MAN
THIRD CLASS
Glossary and Notes
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Hillel Halkin is an award-winning translator and a writer whose most recent work is Across the Sabbath River: In Search of a Lost Tribe of Israel.


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