The Controversial Sholem Asch: An Introduction to His Fiction
This study is the first critical biography in English of Sholem Asch, who did little in his lifetime to make such a task an easy one. Asch was not a "tidy" writer. He lived in many cities and countries, wrote tirelessly, and kept little record of his numerous novels, stories, and essays—much less of the countless Yiddish, Hebrew, and European periodicals and newspapers (most of them now long defunct), or editions and translations, in which his writings appeared.
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