A Shtetl and Other Yiddish Novellas

The 5 brief novellas which contain this anthology have been written among 1890 and international struggle I. All percentage a standard setting-the japanese eu Jewish city or shtetl, and all deal in several methods with a unmarried topic-the Jewish war of words with modernity.

The authors of those novellas are one of the maximum masters of Yiddish prose. of their paintings, today's reader will find a literary culture of substantial scope, strength, and diversity and should come nose to nose with an incredibly memorable solid of characters and with a human group now irrevocably lost.

In her normal creation, Professor Wisse strains the advance of recent Yiddish literature within the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and describes the numerous shifts that happened among the Yiddish writers and the realm approximately which they wrote. She additionally furnishes a short advent for every novella, giving the historic and biographical heritage and supplying a serious interpretation of the paintings.

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Loft building. Body, huh? She was-" O'Rourke straightened. This was not simply another body to him. " and dropped the phone back in the cradle and walked toward the door. "It's a dead girl," he said slowly. ' I asked. " His lips set tightly. "And if you ask me what was on it, I'll bash your teeth down your throat. Want to come along? " f went. And 1 didn't need to ask him what was on the card. I knew. The Loft building was in the Bronx. We made time in a police car. Nelson was already there. The homicide boys had set up their cameras, the place was being dusted for fingerprints, and Dr.

I don't take too much stock in that card business. I never knew Harvey Rath, but I think 36 CARROLL JOHN DALY he did use the threat of disclosing things to get a few enemies bumped off. Then someone got to him. I think, Race, the cops have a tough job. " "Well," he said, "it's hard to connect up the two murders. I don't think O'Hara counts too much. He was only in the way. The girls had met, I suppose, and that would make it appear like a link to the police. " He grinned. " "But the torture business," I said.

It was a uniform holding a telegram. I receipted for it and tore it loose. It said: " O n my way to Flagstaff. Mirador Motor Court. Think I've been spotted. " I tore the wire into small pieces and burned them in my big ash tray. I called Anne Riordan. "Funny thing happened," I told her, and told her about the funny thing. "I don't like the pencil," she said. "And I don't like' the wrong man being killed, probably some poor bookkeeper in a cheap business or he wouldn't be living in that neighborhood.

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