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Wandering soul
Gabriella Safran

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Wandering soul
the Dybbuk's creator, S. An-Sky
Gabriella Safran

Published 2010 by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English.

About the Book

In The Dybbuk, the mystical play at the center of modern Yiddish and Hebrew theater, the hero experiments with Kabbalah, dies, then rises from the dead to possess the woman he loves. The play's author was just as restless and rebellious. Shloyme-Zanvl Rappoport, known by his pen name, S. An-sky, was a Russian and Yiddish journalist, a revolutionary propagandist, and a pioneering ethnographer who lived with Russian miners and Hasidic Jews. Wandering Soul is the first biography of An-sky. Using all his writing in Russian and Yiddish, his drafts, and his revealing letters, Gabriella Safran explores his life, his work, and through him the rich world of the Russian Jews.

Table of Contents

A bad influence
To the salt mines
A revolutionary has no name
A propagandist's education
We swear to fight!
The hero of deeds and the hero of words
No common language
The Dybbuk and the Golem
A passion for bloodshed
All flesh is grass
Archives and abbreviations

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
839/.18309, B
Library of Congress
PJ5129.R3 Z84 2010

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353 p., [26] p. of plates :
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