The Image of the Shtetl and Other Studies of Modern Jewish Literary Imagination

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Syracuse University Press, Dec 1, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 432 pages
This volume - a sequel to the author's A traveler disguised - further develops the analysis of the fictionality and aesthetic autonomy of the classics of Yiddish fiction. The essays in this work concentrate on the artistic reconstruction of the world.
 

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Contents

Folklore and Antifolklore in the Yiddish Fiction
49
Sh Y Abramovitsh and His Mendele
81
Sholem Aleichem
128
A Dash for Freedom
157
Bouncing Back
179
Journey to the Twilight Zone
256
Passivity and Narration
335
Is There Really One Modern Klal yisroel Literature?
352
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