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Note: Yiddish Literature in translation is becoming more recognized today because of a renewed interest in the aftermath of the Holocaust. While the North American view of Yiddish tends to instantly call up far-fetched comedy routines or the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”, (adapted from Sholem Aleichem’s beloved stories of Tevye the milkman), the sophistication and fascinating scope of the literature is now available to English readers. Despite the fact that millions of English readers enjoy translated works such as Anna Karenina, Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece in English, or works by Marcel Proust, translated from the French, Yiddish Literature translated into English up until now has not been met with as much success.
Readers interested in studying the literary movements such as classicism, romanticism, neo-romanticism, expressionism, impressionism and modernism in world literatures, would be surprised to find all of these literary elements abundant in Yiddish Literature. The space available to recreate works of Yiddish Literature in English with wonderful translations is remarkable. For more information on Yiddish books in translation please see the Recommended Reading List.
For more information on Yiddish History and its writers in general Please refer to these Suggested Links.
100 greatest works of Modern Yiddish Literature
resource for bibliographies and the phonetics of the language
Source of Information on history of the literature and some of its writers
writers of the 20th century
Yiddish Books for sale
Politics of Yiddish
Gallery of Photos of Yiddish Writers
links, including a virtual tour of the shtetl and Yiddish-English dictionaries
large and excellent variety of links
Yiddish Book Center
Celebration of Jewish Women Writers
Women’s Voices: Past and Present: A Bibliography
Soviet Yiddish Writers and Stalinist Purges
Article: Yiddish in the USSR
Language and Literature newsletter and forum
Avivale’s Yiddish Page: Anecdotes and a personal view on Yiddish
Yiddish Store: Order books, music etc.
Brief History, Yiddish Proverbs
Der Bay: Journal of Yiddish culture
Best links of authors, Yiddish and more...
Yankl Halpern’s Yiddish site
The History and Development of Yiddish
Collection of Yiddish Books
little history of the famous Yiddish actor
Out of Print Books: Jewish web-sites
Jews in Russia
The history of the Jews in Russia
Pictures of Writers
Vilna Yiddish Institute
Australian Yiddish Literature
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