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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780405024641, titled "Modern Cities and Their Religious Problems" | Ayer Co Pub, June 1, 1987, cover price $23.50 | also contains Modern Cities and Their Religious Problems | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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9780295994796 | Reprint edition (Univ of Washington Pr, May 12, 2015), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: I.

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Product Description: Humor is the most celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity. In this book, Ruth Wisse evokes and applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking--as well as the brilliance of comic masterworks by writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, S...read more

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9780691149462 | Princeton Univ Pr, June 2, 2013, cover price $24.95

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9780691165813 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 1, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Humor is the most celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity.

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Spanning the history of Judaism, from the kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, an eminent scholar argues that the Jewish people have been corrupted by powerlessness and their role as perpetual victims and addresses concerns that the strategies of the Diaspora continue to shape the Jewish state. 25,000 first printing.

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9780805242249 | 1 edition (Schocken Books, August 28, 2007), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Argues that the Jewish people have been corrupted by powerlessness and their role as perpetual victims and addresses concerns that the strategies of the Diaspora continue to shape the Jewish state, in a volume that spans the history of Judaism.

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Product Description: Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852–1915) is one of the most influential figures of modern Jewish culture. Born in Poland and dedicated to Yiddish culture, he recognized that Jews needed to adapt to their times while preserving their cultural heritage, and his captivating and beautiful writings explore the complexities inherent in the struggle between tradition and the desire for progress...read more
By Ruth R. Wisse (editor)

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9780300092455 | Yale Univ Pr, July 11, 2002, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852–1915) is one of the most influential figures of modern Jewish culture.

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A powerful look at Jewish politics and culture urges Jews not to abandon their liberal values despite the persistence and recent resurgence of anti-Semitism.

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9780029354346, titled "If I Am Not for Myself...: The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews" | Free Pr, August 1, 1992, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Stresses that anti-Semitism must be continually opposed, and argues that liberalism joins in the discrediting of Jews in order to avoid having to come to their defense

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Product Description: What makes a great Jewish book? In fact, what makes a book "Jewish" in the first place? Ruth R. Wisse eloquently fields these questions in The Modern Jewish Canon, her compassionate, insightful guide to the finest Jewish literature of the twentieth century...read more

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9780684830759 | Free Pr, September 1, 2000, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Analyzes the major literary works by Jewish authors to chronicle the history of twentieth century Judiaism.

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9780226903187 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 2003, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: What makes a great Jewish book?

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Product Description: 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...read more

Hardcover:

9780295970899 | Univ of Washington Pr, September 1, 1991, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: I.

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By Irving Howe and Ruth R. Wisse (editor)

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9780802726452, titled "The Best of Sholom Aleichem" | Large print edition (Christian Large Print, February 1, 1991), cover price $14.95

Presents selections of the author's best work in every genre, including short stories, nonfiction, and selections from his autobiography
By I. L. Peretz and Ruth R. Wisse (editor)

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9780805240672 | Schocken Books, November 1, 1990, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Presents selections of the author's best work in every genre, including short stories, nonfiction, and selections from his autobiography

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Product Description: The five short novellas which comprise this anthology were written between 1890 and World War I. All share a common setting-the Eastern European Jewish town or shtetl, and all deal in different ways with a single topic-the Jewish confrontation with modernity...read more
By Ruth R. Wisse (editor)

Hardcover:

9780814318485 | Reprint edition (Wayne State Univ Pr, October 1, 1986), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The five short novellas which comprise this anthology were written between 1890 and World War I.

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Product Description: With sensitivity and authority, Ruth Wisse shows how the theme of the schlemiel in Jewish literature has migrated from culture to culture. Beginning with the Ur-schlemiel, the shtetl bumpkin of eastern Europe, Wisse traces his adventures through the works of Rabbi Nachman, Mendele Mocher Sforim and Sholem Aleichem...read more

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9780226903118, titled "The Schlemiel As Modern Hero" | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1971, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Analyzes the development and changing forms of the prototypal innocent through Jewish literature and contemporary works by Jewish authors

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9780226903125 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 1, 1980, cover price $3.95 | also contains Maternal and Child Health: Programs, Problems, and Policy in Public Health | About this edition: With sensitivity and authority, Ruth Wisse shows how the theme of the schlemiel in Jewish literature has migrated from culture to culture.

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