Yiddish Literature and Translation
SAME AS V41.0700
Introduction to the literary and cultural activity of modern Yiddish-speaking Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and the United States from 1890 to 1950. Focuses on the distinct role that Yiddish played in modern Jewish culture during the first half of the 20th century, when the language was the vernacular of the majority of world Jewry. Examines how ?Yiddish modernism? took shape in different places and spheres of activity during a period of extraordinary upheaval.