TALES OF MENDELE THE BOOK PEDDLER Fishke the Lame and Benjamin the Third

By: Abramovitsh, S.Y.

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Library of Yiddish Classics Series; Remainder; 9.70 X 5.40 X 1.30 inches; lxx, 400 pages; Hard cover is yellow with black lettering on spine. Red remainder dot on top of text block. DJ has 1" horizontal closed tear at bottom corner of front; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. 'Dan Miron, a professor of Hebrew at both Columbia University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, explains in a scholarly 70-page introduction that Mendele, the book peddler, was not so much a pseudonym used by Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh as an alternative identity. Abramovitsh, already an established writer of sophisticated Hebrew criticism and short stories, created the character of Mendele in 1863 to allow him to write in vernacular Yiddish, which at that time was considered a barrier to modernity by intellectual cosmopolitan Jews. Later, Mendele's hilarious, digressive, and compassionate tales were recognized as classics of the language. Presented here are marvelous translations of the exploits of Benjamin the Third, a Jewish Don Quixote; and Fishke the Lame, a long-suffering beggar. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title'.

Title: TALES OF MENDELE THE BOOK PEDDLER Fishke the Lame and Benjamin the Third

Author Name: Abramovitsh, S.Y.

Categories: social history, Government/Economics/Law/Politics, anthropology/language/linguistics, Judaism/Jewish History/Jews, Geography, Humor, European History, Cultural History, Literature/Poetry/Classics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Schocken: 1996

ISBN Number: 0805241361

ISBN Number 13: 9780805241365

Binding: First Printing; Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 9302

Keywords: Jewish Life; Jewish Customs; Judaism; Social Life; Social Customs; Religion; Shehtl; European History; Eastern Europe;,