Vilna My Vilna: Stories by Abraham Karpinowitz (Judaic by Abraham Karpinowitz,Helen Mintz PDF

By Abraham Karpinowitz,Helen Mintz

Abraham Karpinowitz (1913–2004) used to be born in Vilna, Poland (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania), town that serves as either the backdrop and the valuable personality for his tales. He survived the Holocaust within the Soviet Union and, after years in an internment camp at the island of Cyprus, moved to Israel, the place he lived till his loss of life. during this assortment, Karpinowitz portrays, with compassion and intimacy, the goals and struggles of the terrible and disenfranchised Jews of his local urban sooner than the Holocaust. His tales offer an affectionate and bright portrait of terrible operating men and women, like fishwives, cobblers, and barbers, and those who made their residing open air the legislations, like thieves and prostitutes. This assortment additionally contains tales that functionality as intimate memoirs of Karpinowitz’s youth growing to be up in his father’s Vilna Yiddish theater. Karpinowitz wrote his tales and memoirs in Yiddish, conserving the actual language of Vilna’s decrease periods. during this sleek translation, Mintz deftly preserves this colourful, frequently idiomatic Yiddish, shooting Karpinowitz’s targeted voice and rendering a long-vanished global for English-language readers.

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By Abraham Karpinowitz,Helen Mintz

Abraham Karpinowitz (1913–2004) used to be born in Vilna, Poland (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania), town that serves as either the backdrop and the valuable personality for his tales. He survived the Holocaust within the Soviet Union and, after years in an internment camp at the island of Cyprus, moved to Israel, the place he lived till his loss of life. during this assortment, Karpinowitz portrays, with compassion and intimacy, the goals and struggles of the terrible and disenfranchised Jews of his local urban sooner than the Holocaust. His tales offer an affectionate and bright portrait of terrible operating men and women, like fishwives, cobblers, and barbers, and those who made their residing open air the legislations, like thieves and prostitutes. This assortment additionally contains tales that functionality as intimate memoirs of Karpinowitz’s youth growing to be up in his father’s Vilna Yiddish theater. Karpinowitz wrote his tales and memoirs in Yiddish, conserving the actual language of Vilna’s decrease periods. during this sleek translation, Mintz deftly preserves this colourful, frequently idiomatic Yiddish, shooting Karpinowitz’s targeted voice and rendering a long-vanished global for English-language readers.

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