Tevye the dairyman and The railroad stories

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Schocken Books, 1987 - Fiction - 309 pages
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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.

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User Review  - hereandthere - LibraryThing

So who is this Shalom Aleichem and how dare he rip off Fiddler on the Roof? Couldn't he at least come up with some original material? What?! Oh. I see. I'm being told that... I understand. If you read ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookczuk - LibraryThing

A Stanford Book Salon selection for 2012-2013. I cannot speak for others, but for my own part, this book is an emotional journey into my heritage. The village Tevye is from, if real, would have been ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Sholem Alechiem created the original Tevye the Dairyman of Broadway and Hollywood Fame. He was born in Pereyaslev, Ukraine. The pogroms of 1905 drove him to the United States.

An author, journalist, and internationally reknowned, awarding-winning translator, Hillel Halkin has translated several novels from Hebrew into English.