The Jewish Book of Fables: Selected Works (Judaic Traditions in Literature) (Hardcover)

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By Eliezer Shtaynbarg, Curt Leviant (Editor), Curt Leviant (Translator)
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Description


The fable has a 3000-year-old tradition in Jewish literature, going back to the Bible and the Talmud. Other works of fables abound in the long stream of Hebrew literature, but it was not until the advent of the illustrious poet and fabulist, 'Eliezer Shtaynbarg that fable writing in Yiddish was honed to perfection. His originality, narrative skill, deft characterizations, comic sensibility, and moral fervor placed him squarely in the artistic tradition of Aesop, La Fontaine, and Krylov.

This volume marks the first time that a book has been devoted solely to his work. Expertly translated from the Yiddish by award-winning author and translator Curt Leviant, this edition features the fables printed in both English and Yiddish.

About the Author


Eliezer Shtaynbarg (1880-1932) was one of the most original and talented of the Yiddish poet/writers. His works have been translated into many languages worldwide. Curt Leviant is professor of Hebrew and Yiddish at Rutgers University and is the author of several books, including the novels The Yemenite Girl and Diary of an Adulterous Woman, both published by Syracuse University Press.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780815607182
ISBN-10: 0815607180
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2003
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Judaic Traditions in Literature