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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1975) 36 (1): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 1975
... in the Rise of Modtm Yiddish Fiction in the Nineteenth Century. By DANMIRON. New York: Schocken, 1973. xv 4- 347 pp. $10.95. A Traveler Disguised is a book about Yiddish litmature written in English by an Israeli critic whose normal language of communication must surely be Hebrew...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2011) 72 (4): 493–520.
Published: 01 December 2011
... challenges received understandings of the linguistic purchase of modernist innovation. The author examines Hebrew and Yiddish modernist literary texts by Devorah Baron and Dovid Bergelson that employ nonreferential indexicality in order to chart the ruptures in two textual communities, in two particular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1969) 30 (2): 234–247.
Published: 01 June 1969
... Seforim (Mendele the Bookseller) the title “Grandfather of Yiddish Literature,” which in the light of how literary fortunes vacillate sug- gests just how fleeting such honors can be. Today, of course, it is Sholom Aleichem (his literary “grandson”) whose work has been rediscovered by an...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2002) 63 (4): 501–536.
Published: 01 December 2002
... brief, strange document. Bialik was living at the time in Tel Aviv, revered as the greatest of modern Hebrew poets. It is interest- ing to speculate what led Margolin to send him her book—a modest affair, a simple volume without a proper publisher, written by an unknown, no-longer-young, Yiddish...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1969) 30 (3): 467–470.
Published: 01 September 1969
... Press, 1968. xv + 239 pp. $6.95, cloth; $2.25, paper. In New York City, when people are curious about the Yiddish equivalent of an English word, they do not hesitate to call the offices of a Yiddish newspaper. Isaac Bashevis Singer tells me that The Fonoard, for example, receives...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1975) 36 (1): 89–91.
Published: 01 March 1975
... Carvornia, [mine A Traueler Disguised: A Study in the Rise of Modtm Yiddish Fiction in the Nineteenth Century. By DANMIRON. New York: Schocken, 1973. xv 4- 347 pp. $10.95. A Traveler Disguised is a book about Yiddish litmature written in English by an Israeli critic whose normal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1969) 30 (3): 465–467.
Published: 01 September 1969
... and the Eternal Past. By IRVINGH. BUCHEN.New York: New York University Press; London: University of London Press, 1968. xv + 239 pp. $6.95, cloth; $2.25, paper. In New York City, when people are curious about the Yiddish equivalent of an English word, they do not hesitate to call...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1958) 19 (1): 82–83.
Published: 01 March 1958
... there any remarks concern- ing them. The high incidence of Gypsy, and particularly Yiddish, words in this collection seems to have driven the author to some excesses in establishing etymologies, so that such derivations as are given for blau (“drunk”) are open to serious question...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1958) 19 (1): 83–84.
Published: 01 March 1958
... in assigning to nebbich the status of a “disputed” word. One entry, Ickbre (“Briicke indicates a well-known system of pig-Latin, but no further items are given, nor are there any remarks concern- ing them. The high incidence of Gypsy, and particularly Yiddish, words in this collection...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1943) 4 (1): 124–126.
Published: 01 March 1943
... much more frequent in 1886. French, German and Yiddish were the languages chiefly employed. Professor Odell stated at the outset of his work that his aim was not only to record fully from original sources the events of the New York stage, but also to bring each period to life. Without...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1952) 13 (4): 372–376.
Published: 01 December 1952
... villain in the Yiddish literature of Europe. Kafka mentions in his diary, for example, seeing a play, Der Meshumed (The Apostate), in which Seidemann, a converted Jew, is also the murderer of his own wife and the would-be murderer of his daughter’s fiancke.* Bad as the play was, it made a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1970) 31 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 1970
... the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Summer, 1968. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, Medieval and Renaissance Series, No. 4, 1970. 183 pp. $8.00. Liptzin, Sol. The Maturing of Yiddish Literature. New York: Jonathan David Publishers, 1970...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1971) 32 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 March 1971
... Barnes X: Noble. Peace, Kichard. Zlostoyevsky: An Examination of the Major Novels. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1971. vii 4- 347 pp. $1 1.50. I’insker, Sanford. The Schlemiel as Metaphor: Studies in /he Yiddish and American Jewish Novel. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1974) 35 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 March 1974
... Traveler Disguised: A Study in the Rise of Modern Yiddish Fiction in fheNineteenth Century. New York: Schocken, 1973. xv + 347 pp. $10.95. Moore, Arthur K. Contestable Concepts of Literary Theory. Baton Kouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1973. 241 pp. $10.00. Kowland, Beryl. Animalr...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2012) 73 (2): 201–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Yiddish words, as does Don’s accoun- tant, or the Hebrew phrase L’Chaim for a toast, as does Roy Hazelitt, the young playwright who eventually comes between Don and his beatnik mistress, Midge Daniels? Why, in other words, does Weiner con rm in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1992) 53 (2): 250–256.
Published: 01 June 1992
... perceptions of the world) of the Yiddish humor of the stetl” (pp. 8-9). Green- blatt confesses to an interest in the way this humor is “adapted to very differ- ent American circumstances, as . . . say, in Woody Allen,” but he declines to follow this line of thought because “it would be of interest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1996) 57 (2): 141–150.
Published: 01 June 1996
... can be fused with the representation of the victim in these fictions, like the oneeyed woman in Arlt, the foreigner who speaks Ital- ian in Payr6, the Jew who speaks Yiddish in Borges, the blind prostitute in Roa Bastos; or it can be separate from but allied with the victim, like the blind...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1979) 40 (4): 425–431.
Published: 01 December 1979
.... Translated by David Henry Wilson and others. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979. x + 480 pp. $25.00. Birnbaum, Solomon A. Yiddish: A Survey and a Grammar. Toronto and Buffalo: Uni- versity of Toronto Press, 1979. xii + 399 pp. $37.50. Blair, John G. The Confidence Man in Modern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1955) 16 (1): 49–62.
Published: 01 March 1955
... solitude. Next to the Czechs, it was the Jews from Eastern Europe who attracted him by their relatively coherent group life. When a Yiddish theater troupe came to Prague in 1911, he followed their performances with the same half-amused attention which he had displayed during the meetings of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2007) 68 (4): 575–578.
Published: 01 December 2007
... chronology, and contains prominent segments on Yiddish and immigrant writing, as well as other politically and geographically decentering elements. The application of the term German precisely here, therefore, has more of an effect on the term itself than on the work to which it is applied and tends in...