The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers

The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers : An Anthology of Stories That Looks to the Past So We Might See the Future

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Presenting a comprehensive collection of influential Yiddish women writers with new translations, this anthology explores the major transformations and upheavals of the 20th century. Short stories, excerpts, and personal essays are included from 13 writers, and focus on such subjects as family life; sexual awakening; longings for independence, education, and creative expression; the life in Europe surrounding the Holocaust and its aftermath; immigration; and the conflicted entry of Jewish women into the modern world with the restrictions of traditional life and roles. These powerful accounts provide a vital link to understanding the Jewish experience at a time of conflict and tumultuous change.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 139.45 x 215.14 x 20.57mm | 421.84g
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • English
  • New
  • 1550963112
  • 9781550963113
  • 1,550,307

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"An excellent collection of important writers who tell . . . stories that should never be forgotten." --David Homel, winner of the Governor General's Award for Translation
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About Frieda Johles Forman

Frieda Johles Forman is the author of Jewish Refugees in Switzerland During the Holocaust, the editor of Found Treasures and Taking Our Time, and her articles have appeared in anthologies and encyclopedias. She is the founder of Kids Can Press and the former director of the Women's Educational Resources Centre of the University of Toronto, Canada.
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