Children of Abraham: the short stories of Sholem Asch

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Books for Libraries Press, Jun 1, 1971 - Literary Criticism - 433 pages
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Contents

THE BOY SAINT
3
YOSHKE THE BEADLE
46
THE SONG OF HUNGER
53
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About the author (1971)

Sholem Asch, one of the major figures in Yiddish letters, was born in Kutno, near Warsaw, Poland, in 1880. He began writing in 1901, first in Hebrew, then in Yiddish. His early, quietly humorous stories of Jewish small-town life brought Yiddish literature to international notice. His epic novels and plays dealt with the contemporary scene and the Jewish experience on a worldwide scale. The range and reach of his talent were wide; his collected works appeared in Yiddish in 29 volumes. Many of his works have been translated into English, but some translations are now out of print. Asch died in 1957.

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