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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This book was funny and sad. I was just in a Production of Fiddler on the Roof and the Play was based on this book and it showed really how Sholem Aleichem is like Mark Twain. How he could take crazy moments in time make light of them yet point out the seriousness of what was going on Read full review

Review: Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories

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I wanted to finish this one since I never got around to finishing it during my Russian Lit class. I only read Tevye the Dairyman (not the Railroad stories, since that's what we did in class), but I ... 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.