18: Jewish Stories Translated from 18 Languages Edited by Nora Gold

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This is the first anthology of translated multilingual Jewish fiction in 25 years: a collection of 18 splendid stories, each translated into English from a different language: Albanian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Ladino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Yiddish. These compelling, humorous, and moving stories, written by eminent authors that include Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Isaac Babel, and Lili Berger, reflect both the diversities and the commonalities within Jewish culture, and will make you laugh, cry, and think. This beautiful book is easily accessible and enjoyable not only for Jewish readers, but for story-lovers of all backgrounds.

Authors (in the order they appear in the book) include: Elie Wiesel, Varda Fiszbein, S. Y. Agnon, Gábor T. Szántó, Jasminka Domaš, Augusto Segre, Lili Berger, Peter Sichrovsky, Maciej Płaza, Entela Kasi, Norman Manea, Luize Valente, Eliya Karmona, Birte Kont, Michel Fais, Irena Dousková, Mario Levi, and Isaac Babel.



Table of Contents:

Foreword by Josh Lambert

Introduction by Nora Gold

Hostage by Elie Wiesel Translated from French by Catherine Temerson

The Guest by Varda Fiszbein Translated from Spanish by Andrea G. Labinger

And The Crooked Shall Be Made Straight by Y. Agnon Translated from Hebrew by Michael P. Kramer

The First Christmas by Gábor T. Szántó Translated from Hungarian by Walter Burgess and Marietta Morry

Purimspiel by Jasminka Domas Translated from Croatian by Iskra Pavlovic

Purchase of Goods of Dubious Origin by Augusto Segre Translated from Italian by Steve Siporin

The Rebbetzin's Sense of Justice by Lili Berger Translated from Yiddish by Ronnee Jaeger

New York by Peter Sichrovsky Translated from German by John Howard

Golem by Maciej Plaza Translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Frozen Spring--Jerusalem Returning by Entela Kasi Translated from Albanian by the author with assistance from Sarah Lawson

Place of Birth by Norman Manea Translated from Romanian by Jean Harris

Sonata in Auschwitz by Luize Valente Translated from Portuguese by Claudio Bethencourt

The Washerwoman's Daughter by Eliya Karmona Translated from Judeo-Spanish by Michael Alpert

A Place Nowhere by Birte Kont Translated from Danish by Nina Sokol

The Researcher by Michel Fais Translated from Greek by Mina Karavanta

Luck by Irena Dousková Translated from Czech by David Livingstone

Where Were You When Darkness Fell by Mario Levi Translated from Turkish by Leyla Tonguç Basmaci

Red Cavalry by Isaac Babel Translated from Russian by Boris Dralyuk

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