Taking stock of Yiddish literature in 1939, critic Shmuel Niger highlighted the increasing number and importance of women writers. However, awareness of women Yiddish writers diminished over the years. Today, a modest body of novels, short stories, poems and essays by Yiddish women may be found in English translation online and in print, and little in the way of literary history and criticism is available. This collection of critical essays is the first dedicated to the works of Yiddish women writers, introducing them to a new audience of English-speaking scholars and readers.
Contributors include: Faith Jones, Sheva Zucker, Debra Caplan and Rebecca Margolis among others.
About the Author
Rosemary Horowitz is a professor of English at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She has published extensively on yizker books.
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