Reading Yiddish Texts: Soviet Yiddish Literature, with Yael Chaver

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U.C. Berkeley Yiddish 103.

Soviet Yiddish literature flourished from the 1920s to the 1940s, at first supported by the State. Almost seventy years ago, most of the major Soviet Jewish intellectuals were executed (“Night of the Murdered Poets,” August 12, 1952). We will read powerful poetry and prose works by avant-garde modernist writers such as Peretz Markish, Dovid Hofshteyn, and Moyshe Kulbak.

Reading are in Yiddish; secondary material in English. Prerequisite: one year of Yiddish or equivalent knowledge.

Tuesdays through Thursdays, 12:30-2pm, Fall 2020.

Yael Chaver offers this U.C. Berkeley course every year, each time focusing on different literature.

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