The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers: An Anthology of Stories That Looks to the Past So We Might See the Future, Editor Frieda Johles Forman

The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers: An Anthology of Stories That Looks to the Past So We Might See the Future, Editor Frieda Johles Forman

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Yes it's true, this book is out of print. But we found a few new copies this summer (2020). There is a small increase in the price, but this book is exceptional and worth every penny. 

Yiddish Literature in Translation

Presenting a comprehensive collection of influential Yiddish women writers with new translations, this anthology explores the major transformations and upheavals of the 20th century.

Short stories, excerpts and personal essays are included from 13 writers. The focus is on subjects such as family life, sexual awakening, longings for independence, education, and creative expression, the life in Europe surrounding the Holocaust and its aftermath, immigration and the conflicted entry of Jewish women into the modern world with the restrictions of traditional life and roles. These powerful accounts provide a vital link to understanding the Jewish experience at a time of conflict and tumultuous change.

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Exile Editions Publisher, 2013