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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Don't read the intro. I always read the introductions, and have found them useful/interesting about 10% of the time. This book is a series of short stories, maybe 25, that take between 10 and 25 ... Read full review

Review: Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories

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I had to read this book for a paper for one of my course in university and I wasn't disappointed. I think Aleichem was one of the most talented Jewish writer in Europe and because of the era, in which ... 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.