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.
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