Wandering Soul

Wandering Soul

The Dybbuk's Creator, S. An-Sky

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780674058583
0674058585
9780674055704
0674055705
Characteristics: 1 online resource (353 pages, [26] pages of plates) : illustrations, map

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Dec 09, 2010

More people should know about An-Sky, and his journey through the Pale during WWI to give charity to devastated Jewish communities. Enemy at his pleasure is the book he wrote about this experience.

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