The Trilingual Literature of Polish Jews from Different Perspectives: In Memory of I.L. Peretz now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Trilingual Literature of Polish Jews from Different Perspectives: In Memory of I.L. Peretz, edited by Alina Molisak and Shoshana Ronen.
Are the literary works of Polish Jews one unified literature in three languages: Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish, or is the literal corpus of each of these languages a separated literary and cultural phenomenon? Twenty-seven scholars from Europe, the United States, and Israel explore different aspects of the multilingual literature of Eastern European Jews, with a particular focus on the trilingual literature of Polish Jews until World War II.
The work of the great Yiddish and Hebrew writer Isaac Leib Peretz (1852–1915) represents the center of the book, though it does not concentrate solely on Peretz’s work, but, rather, discusses the oeuvre of other unique authors in the cultural space of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe generally, and in Poland particularly. The book looks at this issue from three aspects, namely the literal, cultural, and historical, and also examines the dialogue of Polish Jewish literature with other languages and cultures.
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About the Editors
Alina Molisak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Polish Literature of the Twentieth Century at the University of Warsaw, Poland, and is a member of Gesellschaft für europäisch-jüdische Literaturstudien and the Polish Society of Yiddish Studies. She is the author of Judaizm jako los. Rzecz o Bogdanie Wojdowskim (2004) and Żydowska Warszawa – żydowski Berlin. Literacki portret miasta w pierwszej połowie XX wieku (2016), and co-editor of Polish and Hebrew Literature and National Identity (2010); Nach dem Vergessen. Rekurse auf den Holocaust in Ostmitteleuropa nach 1989 (2010); and Galician Polyphony: Places and Voices (2015), among others. She is interested in Polish-Jewish literature, the literature of the Holocaust, questions of identity, and the poetics of urban spaces.
Shoshana Ronen is a Professor and Head of the Hebrew Studies Department at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Her publications include In Pursuit of the Void: Journeys to Poland in Contemporary Israeli Literature (2001); Nietzsche and Wittgenstein: In Search of Secular Salvation, (2002); Polin – A Land of Forests and Rivers: Images of Poland and Poles in Contemporary Hebrew Literature in Israel (2007), and A Prophet of Consolation on the Threshold of Destruction: Yehoshua Oziasz Thon, an Intellectual Portrait (2015). Her research focuses on modern Hebrew literature, Jewish thought, and modern philosophy.