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Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature


	Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Jean Baumgarten
Trad. Jerold Frakes
Oxford, Oxford University Press,  [2005]

This book provides a survey of the broad and deep literary tradition in Yiddish. The book is a study of an entire culture via its literature, and thus it sees literature in a broad sense. It begins with four chapters addressing pertinent issues of the larger cultural context of the literature and moves on to a consideration of the primary genres in which the culture is expressed: epic, romance, prose narrative, drama, biblical translation and commentary, ethical and moral treatises, prayers, and the broad range of literature of daily use — medical, legal, and historical.

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