Yiddish in Weimar Berlin: At the Crossroads of Diaspora Politics and Culture, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Yiddish in Weimar Berlin

At the Crossroads of Diaspora Politics and Culture, 1st Edition

By Gennady Estraikh

Routledge

286 pages

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This volume includes contributions by an international team of leading scholars dealing with various aspects of history, arts and literature, which tell the dramatic story of Yiddish cultural life in Weimar Berlin as a case study in modern European culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Yiddish on the Spree 1. Deciphering the Hieroglyphics of the Metropolis: Literary Topographies of Berlin in Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism 2. A Yiddish Poet Engages with German Society: A. N. Stencl's Weimar Period 3. Like fires in overgrown forests': Moyshe Kulbak's Contemporary Berlin Poetics 4. Belarus in Berlin, Berlin in Belarus: Moyshe Kulbak's Raysn and Meshiekh ben-Efrayim between Nostalgia and Apocalypse 5. The air outside is bloody': Leyb Kvitko and his Pogrom Cycle 1919 6. A Warm Morning Gown and a Shawl from Berlin: Liebe Zaltsman's Yiddish Letters to Helene Koigen 7. The Berlin Bureau of the New York Forverts 8. Max Weinreich in Weimar Germany 9. Reports from the 'Republic Lear': David Eynhorn in Weimar Berlin 1920–24 10. Jewish Universalism, the Yiddish Encyclopedia, and the Nazi Rise to Power 11. Yiddish, the Storyteller, and German-Jewish Modernism: A New Look at Alfred Döblin in the 1920s 12. Between Literature and History: Israel Joshua Singer's Berlin Novel the Family Carnovsky as a Cul-de-Sac of the German-Jewish 'Symbiosis' 13. Unkind Mirrors: Berlin in Three Yiddish Novels of the 1930s

Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General