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Title
Der Nister's Soviet years Der Nister's Soviet years :
Type
Text
Subject
Nister, 1884-1950--Criticism and interpretation.
Yiddish literature--History and criticism.
Nister, 1884-1950.
Authors, Yiddish--Soviet Union--Biography.
Genre Form
biographies
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
Soviet Union
Classification
LCC: PJ5129.K27 Z78 2019 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 839/.0933 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2018031198
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"In Der Nisters Soviet Years, author Mikhail Krutikov focuses on the second half of the dramatic writing career of Soviet Yiddish writer Der Nister, pen name of Pinhas Kahanovich (1884-1950). Krutikov follows Der Nisters painful but ultimately successful literary transformation from his symbolist roots to social realism under severe ideological pressure from Soviet critics and authorities. This volume reveals how profoundly Der Nister was affected by the destruction of Jewish life during WWII and his own personal misfortunes. While Der Nister was writing a history of his generation, he was arrested for anti-government activities and died tragically from a botched surgery in the Gulag. Krutikov illustrates why Der Nisters work is so important to understandings of Soviet literature, the Russian Revolution, and the catastrophic demise of the Jewish community under Stalin"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
1. 1929: The year of the great turn and the end of symbolism
2. From symbolism to reality: space, politics and self in Hoyptshtet
3. The 1930s in children's poetry
4. The generation of 1905
5. Text and context of the Family Mashber
6. The last decade, 1939-1949: revealing "The Hidden".
Authorized Access Point
Krutikov, Mikhail, Der Nister's Soviet years