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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 1975
... 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. Dan NIiron...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (4): 501–536.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., 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 woman poet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 89–91.
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. Dan...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (1969) 30 (3): 465–467.
Published: 01 September 1969
...: 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 the offices of a Yiddish newspaper. Isaac Bashevis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 82–83.
Published: 01 March 1958
.... 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. Although slang is represented in its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 seems to have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 124–126.
Published: 01 March 1943
... of opera boufe. Considerable space is given over, one finds, to the presentation of plays in foreign languages. Present-day New Yorkers are aware of occasional performances of this sort, but they appear to have been much more frequent in 1886. French, German and Yiddish were the languages...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 201–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Faye an unmistakably Jewish name, or a father named Yankel or Solly? And if Bobbie is “transpar- ently” Jewish, why not have her use Yiddish words, as does Don’s accoun- tant, or the Hebrew phrase L’Chaim for a toast, as does Roy Hazelitt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 387–391.
Published: 01 September 2021
... essays that focus on corpora beyond or in complex relation to the nation, whether regional, diasporic, postcolonial, or minority literatures: there is Indonesian, Chinese, and New Zealander as well as Caribbean, African, Latin American, Yiddish, Scottish, Irish, African American, and Chicanx literatures...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (4): 372–376.
Published: 01 December 1952
..., the appearance of “A Report to an Acad- emy” in Der Jude does add, however little, to the probability that the story dealt with the problems of European Jewry. The Jew who, for some ulterior motive, allowed himself to be con- verted was a popular villain in the Yiddish literature of Europe. Kafka...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 March 1974
... Press, Harvard English Studies, 4, 1973. vii + 290 pp. $12.50. Immerwahr, Kaymond. Romantisch: Genese und Tradition einer Denkform. Frankfurt: Athenauni, Kespublica Literaria, 7, 1972. 21 1 pp. Miron, Dan. A Traveler Disguised: A Study in the Rise of Modern Yiddish Fiction...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 1970
... of 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. xii + 282 pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 March 1971
.... The Schlemiel as Metaphor: Studies in /he Yiddish and American Jewish Novel. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press; London and Amsterdam: Feffer It Simons, Crosscurrentslhiodern Critiques, 197 1. xii + 172 pp. $5.45. Poirier, Richard. The Performing Sep Compositions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 141–150.
Published: 01 June 1996
... 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 husband in S5bato. Therefore the victim of the corpus (who may or may not be a woman) evokes within the criminal those...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 250–256.
Published: 01 June 1992
... himself (as it were) seems to have heard his own Jewish resonances and makes a passing remark about “the presence in my father’s stories (and speech rhythms and 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (4): 425–431.
Published: 01 December 1979
... 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 Fiction: A Rogue’s Gallery...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 2013