I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture by Ruth Wisse

$ 30


Companion book to the weekend course, I.L. Peretz: Classic and Contemporary, held at the Yiddish Book Center April 8-10, 2016

I. L. Peretz (1852-1915), the father of modern Yiddish literature, was a master storyteller and social critic who advocated a radical shift from religious observance to secular Jewish culture. Wisse explores Peretz's writings in relation to his ideology, which sought to create a strong Jewish identity separate from the trappings of religion.

"Wisse adeptly combines literary commentary with biographical and cultural materials. . . . She has made a valuable contribution by reinterpreting Peretz's literary output in its cultural, political, and historical framework."

Paperback 2015


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