Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad StoriesUser Review - M. Barbaro - Goodreads
This book was funny and sad. I was just in a Production of Fiddler on the Roof and the Play was based on this book and it showed really how Sholem Aleichem is like Mark Twain. How he could take crazy moments in time make light of them yet point out the seriousness of what was going on Read full review
Review: Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad StoriesUser Review - Socraticgadfly - Goodreads
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
THE SLOWPOKE EXPRESS
THE MIRACLE OF HOSHANA RABBAH
THE WEDDING THAT CAME WITHOUT ITS BAND
THE TALLIS KOTON
A GAME OF SIXTYSIX
THE AUTOMATIC EXEMPTION
IT DOESNT PAY TO BE GOOD
TO THE READER
THE HAPPIEST MAN IN ALL KODNY
EIGHTEEN FROM PERESHCHEPENA
THE MAN FROM BUENOS AIRES
FATED FOR MISFORTUNE
GO CLIMB A TREE IF YOU DONT LIKE IT
THE TENTH MAN
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