Reviews

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The Marriage Plot

Dory Fox

Naomi Seidman’s new book examines the Ashkenazi Jewish experience of modernization through the representation of changing ideas about love and sexuality in literature.

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Nothing Backwards about the Forward's New Anthology

Eileen Pollack

The new anthology of stories published in The Forward has more than a few gems, Eileen Pollack reviews.

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Niemandssprache: A Biography of Itzik Manger

Jenna Ingalls

A review of Efrat Gal-Ed’s new biography of Itzik Manger.

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Miriam Udel’s Never Better! The Modern Jewish Picaresque

Matthew Johnson

Miriam Udel’s new book travels with the genre of the picaresque from the shtetl to the USA to the USSR and brings it into the twentieth century.

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Jerold C. Frakes: Early Yiddish Epic

Rachel Wamsley

Jerold Frakes’s recent English anthology makes early Yiddish epic accessible to a broad audience for the first time.

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Translingualism Today: A Review of Naomi Brenner’s Lingering Bilingualism

Yaakov Herskovitz and Shachar Pinsker

Naomi Brenner’s new book complicates the story of the Hebrew-Yiddish “language wars” and argues that Jewish translingualism continues well into the 20th century.

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Immigrants Against the State

Samuel Hayim Brody

A review of Kenyon Zimmer’s recently published book, Immigrants Against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America.

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The New Yiddish Dialectology: A Review of Alexander Beider's The Origins of Yiddish Dialects

Alec (Leyzer) Burko

Leyzer Burko reviews Alexander Beider’s recent monumental volume on the origins of Yiddish dialects.

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“To what might the yard have been compared?”

Madeleine Cohen

Ach, the things a poor tailor has lived to see! We live in times when the coats go around making themselves.” A review of a recent translation of Kulbak’s Zelmenyaner.

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