Moyshe Kulbak,Hillel Halkin's The Zelmenyaners: A Family Saga PDF

By Moyshe Kulbak,Hillel Halkin

ISBN-10: 0300112327

ISBN-13: 9780300112320

This is the 1st entire English-language translation of a vintage of Yiddish literature, one of many nice comedian novels of the 20th century. The Zelmenyaners describes the travails of a Jewish family members in Minsk that's torn asunder by way of the recent Soviet fact. 4 generations are depicted in riveting and infrequently uproarious aspect as they face the profound adjustments because of the calls for of the Soviet regime and its collectivist, radical secularism. the consequent intergenerational showdowns—including disputes over the advent of electrical energy, radio, or electrical trolley—are rendered with humor, pathos, and a finely managed satiric pen. Moyshe Kulbak, a modern of the Soviet Jewish author Isaac Babel, choices up the place Sholem Aleichem left off a new release sooner than, exploring during this publication the transformation of Jewish life.

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