The Bridge of Longing


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David G. Roskies (born 1948) is a famous American scholar, specialist in the history of Jewish culture, author of famous works in the field of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe. The book “Bridge of Desire” is devoted to the formation and development of the narrative genre in Jewish literature in Yiddish in the 18th – 20th centuries and the state of Yiddish culture in our time. The mystical revelations of Nachman from Bratslav, the bitter humor of Sholem Aleichem and Yitzhak-Leibush Peretz, the poetry of Itsik Munger and the virtuoso prose of Bashevis Singer find in Roskis not only a conscientious interpreter, but also an inspired historian of a whole layer of Jewish culture. David G. Roskis comes to a paradoxical conclusion: in an effort to preserve and revive the traditions of folk storytelling, Jewish writers created a copy that in many ways resembles the original.

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