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Restless Spirit: Selected Writings of Zalman Shneour by  Zalman Shneour - First Edition - 1963 - from Bruce McLeod and Biblio.com

Restless Spirit: Selected Writings of Zalman Shneour

by Shneour, Zalman

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NY: Thomas Yoseloff, 1963 FINE/VERY GOOD First Edition, 1st Printing, a superb copy of this collection, published 4 years after Shneour's death. Crisp, clean, solid, previous owner's name, nearly perfect boards. 6.25" by 9.25", 316 pages. Unclipped dust-jacket has light edge wear and a few tiny tears. - This collection of classic poems, short stories, and excerpts from Shneour's novels - translated to English by Moshe Spiegel - shows the full range of the author's talent. Zalman Shneour, a lineal descendant of the founder of Habad Hassidism (Rabbi Shneour Salman). He was born in Shklov, Russia in 1887, and died in New York in 1959. He lived in Czarist Russia, Poland, Switzerland, France, United States, and Israel. Along with Bialik and Tchernikhovsky, he brought Hebrew literature to full maturity, and during his lifetime was often referred to as the Jewish equivalent to Charles Dickens. He knew first-hand the sufferings of his people, and his works reflect their agonies and disappointments, as well as their happiness. His knowledge of Jewish traditions, rituals, and history had a profound effect on his writings.. Hard Cover.


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