Roth’s chronicle of his generation is as insightful as that which Moykher-Sforim, Aleichem and Peretz dedicated to the Jews of the Pale of Settlement.
Review: This new volume of essays includes analyses of a fascinating travelogue by the Soviet-Yiddish writer, Der Nister
The genius of Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan resides somewhere among French Symbolism, country blues, and Marx Brothers’ shtick. Also, according to Marc Caplan, avant-garde Yiddish poetry.
Marc Caplan teaches comparative literature at Indiana University Bloomington.
Plutsemdiker Regn (Sudden Rain) By Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath Israel Book Publishing House, 128 pages, $15. * * *|The chasidic master Reb Borekh of Mezbizh once offered the parable of two strangers who, because neither of them knew the people around them, came to