The 5 brief novellas which contain this anthology have been written among 1890 and global battle I. All proportion a typical setting-the jap ecu Jewish city or shtetl, and all deal in numerous methods with a unmarried topic-the Jewish disagreement with modernity.
The authors of those novellas are one of the maximum masters of Yiddish prose. of their paintings, present day reader will find a literary culture of substantial scope, strength, and diversity and should come head to head with a really memorable forged of characters and with a human group now irrevocably lost.
In her common creation, Professor Wisse strains the advance of recent Yiddish literature within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and describes the various shifts that happened among the Yiddish writers and the realm approximately which they wrote. She additionally furnishes a short advent for every novella, giving the old and biographical heritage and supplying a serious interpretation of the work.