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I. L. Peretz (1852-1915), the father of modern Yiddish literature, was a master storyteller and social critic who advocated a radical shift from religious observance to secular Jewish culture. Wisse explores Peretz's writings in relation to his ideology, which sought to create a strong Jewish identity separate from the trappings of religion.

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  • Title I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture
  • Author Ruth R. Wisse
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 146
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
  • Date 1991-09-01
  • ISBN 9780295970899 / 0295970898
  • Weight 0.86 lbs (0.39 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.83 x 5.77 x 0.7 in (22.43 x 14.66 x 1.78 cm)
  • Reading level 1490
  • Themes
    • Ethnic Orientation: Jewish
    • Religious Orientation: Jewish
  • Library of Congress subjects Peretz, Isaac Leib - Religion, Peretz, Isaac Leib - Political and social
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 90019350
  • Dewey Decimal Code 839.098

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  • Library Journal, 02/01/1992, Page 0

About the author

Ruth R. Wisse is research professor of Yiddish and comparative literature at Harvard University. She is the author of The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Language and Culture and editor of The I. L. Peretz Reader.

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