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Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of Yiddish New York

By: Cahan, Abraham

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 0486224279

ISBN: 0486224279

Condition: USED


"Yekl" (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film "Hester Street" was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a New York East Side immigrant as its hero. Reviewing it, William Dean Howells hailed Cahan as "a new star of realism." View more info

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Rise of David Levinsky

By: Cahan, Abraham

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Publisher: MODERN LIB: 10/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780375757983

ISBN: 0375757988

Condition: USED


The Rise of David Levinsky, written by the legendary founder and editor of the "Jewish Daily Forward," is an early Jewish-American classic. According to the scholar Sam B. Girgus, "The novel is more than an important literary work and cultural document. It forms part of the traditional ritual of renewal of the American Way." First published in 1917, Abraham Cahan's realistic novel tells the story of a young talmudic scholar who emigrates from a small town in Russia to the melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York City. As the Jewish "greenhorn" rises from the depths of poverty to become ... View more info