YIDDISH FOLKTALES by Beatrice Silverman--Ed. Weinreich


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An excellent selection of over 200 never-before-published Yiddish tales drawn from the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The ably translated stories include parables and children's stories, wonder tales, pious and humorous fables, and tales of the supernatural: whether the characters are rabbis, tailors, czars, squires, peasants, children, golems, or vagabonds, there is usually a moral lurking somewhere--these are teaching stories underlining a divine or human reality, and are here retold by translator Wolf in straightforward fashion, without unnecessary flourish.

Pub Date: Nov. 28th, 1988
ISBN: 0805210903
Publisher: Pantheon