A Traveler Disguised: The Rise of Modern Yiddish Fiction in the Nineteenth Century
In an exposition of writer S.Y. Abramovitsh, this work shows the symbolic importance of his central character, Mendele the Bookseller, and explores the history of Yiddish fiction in Russia during the 19th century.
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