The Emergence of Early Yiddish Literature: Cultural Translation in Ashkenaz (German Jewish Cultures) (Hardcover)

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The Emergence of Early Yiddish Literature: Cultural Translation in Ashkenaz (German Jewish Cultures) (Hardcover)

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While much early Yiddish literature belonged to pious genres, quasi-secular genres--epic, drama, and lyric--also developed. Jerold Frakes contends that the historical context of the emergence of Yiddish literature is an essential factor in any understanding of its cultural relevance in a time and place where Jewish life was defined by expulsions, massacres, and discriminatory legislation that profoundly altered European Judaism and shook the very foundations of traditional Jewish society.

Jerold C. Frakes is SUNY Distinguished Professor of English at the University at Buffalo.
Product Details ISBN: 9780253025517
ISBN-10: 0253025516
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: June 26th, 2017
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: German Jewish Cultures