From Modernism to Socialist Realism. Proceedings of the 6th Mendel Friedman Conference
This book seeks to challenge conventionally accepted views of David Bergelson's achievement by examining his entire oeuvre. It offers a full-length biography, the first comprehensive bibliography of Bergelson's work, and translations of two of his most influential programmatic essays.
Table of Contents
1. David Bergelson (1884–1952): A Biography 2. Memories of My Father: The Early Years (1918–1934) 3. Language and Style in Nokh alemen (1913): Bergelson's Debt to Flaubert 4. For Children and Adults Alike: Reading Bergelson's 'Children's Stories' (1914–1919) as Narratives of Identity Formation 5. Yoysef Shor (1922): Between Two Worlds 6. In Search of Readership: Bergelson among the Refugees (1928) 7. Narrating the Revolution: From 'Tsugvintn' (1922) to Mides-hadin (1929) 8. Uneasy Patronage: Bergelson's Years at Forverts (1922–1926) 9. David Bergelson in and on America (1929–1949) 10. Why I am in Favour of Birobidzhan': Bergelson's Fateful Decision (1932) 11. Memory and Monument in Baym Dnyepr (1932–1940) 12. From Mourning to Vengeance: Bergelson's Holocaust Journalism (1941–1945) 13. Du lebst, mayn folk': Bergelson's Play Prints Ruveni in Historical Context (1944–1947) 14. Jewish Nationalism' in Bergelson's Last Book (1947) 15. A Bibliography of David Bergelson's Works in Yiddish and English